Mark Wethli
Piper Cub
Transom is a site-specific painted installation that was created for the 2003 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, in Portland, Maine. Based on visual cues drawn from the surrounding architecture — such as the dimensions of the tile pattern in the granite floor — Transom is designed to harmonize with the space while also highlighting the distinctive “floating” wall on which it's painted. Originally intended as a temporary installation, Transom was acquired by the Museum to remain on view indefinitely and to serve as both a place marker and a welcoming gesture to museum visitors. “Found” views of Transom from the upstairs galleries of the museum extend its presence into other areas of the building.
Transom (2002), acrylic on drywall, 13 x 34 feet (Portland Museum of Art)