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Lot's Tribe - Mike Magrath Sculptures

Titled "Lot's Tribe," Mike Magrath's salt figures are intended as memorials for the post- 9/11 world. They're based on Associated Press photos Magrath saw on the Internet from the Iraq war: A squatting young boy with his hands tied behind him, wearing a blindfold; a father rushing forward, holding the body of his lifeless son; and a sitting figure whose face is contorted with sorrow, a witness at a tragedy. The figures are made from salt and will dissolve in the rain, like tears. A long time and beloved friend, Mike allowed me to witness and photograph the process.
the uncle's lap :: clay the uncle's feet/lap:: clay the uncle's hand :: clay the uncle's back/hands:: clay
mike working on the uncle :: clay mike working on the uncle, 2 :: clay uncle :: clay uncle's face :: clay
father & son :: smaller model and larger clay piece father & son model :: clay uncle, model :: clay father's face :: clay
father's robes, support :: clay father's robes, front :: clay father & son, side :: clay boy :: clay
boy, side :: clay boy, side :: clay boy, bound hands :: clay father & son :: clay
mike and boy boy, front detail :: clay father & son :: salt (occidental square, seattle) son's hand :: salt (occidental square, seattle)
father & son :: salt (occidental square, seattle) father & son :: salt (occidental square, seattle) son's feet, detail :: salt (occidental square, seattle) father & son, side :: salt (occidental square, seattle)
uncle :: salt (occidental square, seattle) uncle, detail :: salt (occidental square, seattle) uncle, detail 2 :: salt (occidental square, seattle) uncle :: salt (occidental square, seattle)
boy's hands :: salt (occidental square, seattle) bound boy :: salt (occidental square, seattle) bound boy, side :: salt (occidental square, seattle) bound boy, detail :: salt (occidental square, seattle)