Spruce Goose

May 22, 1977

Media Artwork


Spruce Goose is a single-channel video by Eric Metcalfe that compiles documentation of the Hughes H-4 Hercules airlift flying boat designed and built by Howard Hughes. 

The forty-six second clip was played on a loop as part of Metcalfe’s 1977 exhibition Howard Huge

Video documentation is available upon request.

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