Brad Rude
Evidence of Domestication
1998

LOCATION
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th St.

FUNDING SOURCE
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation 1% Percent for Art


Located at the Family Farm, Evidence and Domestication is a combination of sculptural images, including a four-wheeled cart vehicle; a cow; and a basket filled with various fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts. The produce represents the productive results of farming. The cow stands heroically on the cart as a proud and sentient individual, while at the same time it is not separated from the "farming machine" it must ride. Each wheel of the cart is of a different style found in the world farming community: a Middle Eastern plank construction, a classic American wagon wheel, a Stone Age wheel, and a modern tractor tire and wheel.