ARTIST: Peter Reiquam
TITLE: Disorient Express
MATERIALS: Toy train, electric motor, wooden trestle
DIMENSIONS: 48" x 24" h
DATE: 1993

When activated by a coin-operated switch, the model train flies around the circular track at a frightening rate of speed.

Reiquam is a Seattle artist whose work ranges from prints and drawings to sculptural furniture, mechanical sculptures and public art projects. He earned his B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Washington in 1982 and his M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University in 1984. He was employed as the Head Technician and Head of the Sculpture Department at Pratt Fine Arts Center for over ten years. Reiquam served two three-year terms as a commissioner on the King County Public Art Commission and has twice taught quarter-long courses as a Visiting Lecturer in the Sculpture Department at the University of Washington School of Art. In 2003, Reiquam joined a group of Seattle area artists in a new public art mentorship program at the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs (formerly Seattle Arts Commission) to assist emerging artists in the development of their first public art projects. He recently completed an eighty-foot long fence with graphic images at the King County International Airport (Boeing Field) and a series of granite benches for a subway station in Los Angeles, California. In addition to the production of his own artwork, Reiquam's business, New Art Projects Company specializes in the fabrication and installation of the work of a variety of other artists, architects and designers.

Peter Reiquam
Seattle WA
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