November 2, 2008

MAEP Room at MIA

The Minnesota Artict Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a great venue to see work from local artists showcased right next to timeless masterpieces from all over the world. Having your work shown here would be a great honor.

Max schollett's Carved Wooden Ladder was kind of offensive to me. The piece took a wooden ladder and carved alway all the structural timber accept the bare minimum structure. I have a construction safety background and I know the statistics about work related accidents involving ladders. Someone could mistake that piece of art for a functional ladder which could result in a catastrophic structural failure of the ladder resulting in a n injury.