Taylor Napolsky :: Architecture of Change

mclearen-brady-loop-number-one

sculpture by brady mclearen, “loop number one” (Kirkland Arts Center)

shape of a bottle. show me
the right contours around the
peripheries, give me a wall
made of metallic zinc panels
while I design my own
home. what are the coffins and
cantilevered platforms screwed in
so tightly for? drop me into a
pod for a couple hundred years or
so, as a test in healing. elongated
tunnel, get me under the ocean
where I pray. how long since
the last disaster? a puncture in
the exoskeleton, crack in
the rails that can’t be
skipped over while I
listen to this standup routine
for three minutes something
on Conan on my phone.