Client: Vulcan Real Estate
2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, Washington
Universal Adapter, 2012
Cris Bruch is a constant observer of the shapes and materials that surround us. In Universal Adaptor, he borrows the basic form of a common object and transforms it in scale, material and color, revealing the elegance of the everyday. This form simultaneously evokes nature and industry, the past and the present, monumentality and human scale. Familiar, yet difficult to identify, the sculpture appears to conceal a form within it as it either emerges from or sinks into the ground plane. Universal Adaptor may seem more permanent than its surroundings, as if it were too heavy to be moved.