Pete Driessen

2019 Mid-Career Project Grantee | $10,000

Northern Pacific Roundhouse Sculpture

Driessen will create an abstract, monumental and participatory Roundhouse sculpture echoing the former 1875 rail architecture at the historic Northern Pacific Rail Yard site in Brainerd, MN. With 54 exterior doors and interior vortex platform, the Roundhouse installation will reflect upon ideas of transport history, community empowerment, and rural vacancy. An interactive workshop, critical dialogue, exhibition and opening will be held onsite within former NP Boiler Shop.