Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 2nd, 2012
Tyler McPhee’s work has been highlighted here before, in 2008.
Artist McPhee, in that year, had an installation entitled In Search Of… at the Center for Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine. It is to be recalled that McPhee’s work of art began originally in a format, in 2007, as a garage installation.
Now, a graduate of Syracuse University’s Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, program, McPhee’s life has moved on. He just accepted a position working in the art field in New York City, and recently donated the elements of his installation to me, to be displayed in the International Cryptozoology Museum.
The centerpiece of this contribution is Tyler McPhee’s diorama of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot 1967 filmsite. He calls it The Whole Picture, an expanded model of the famed frame from the Patterson-Gimlin footage.
Here is the way it looked at the CCA exhibit in Rockport:
Below is the piece in its new home, at the ICM:
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.