Leo Sewell crafts sculptures from garbage and recycled objects. He is based in Philadelphia. Animals inspire him. This sculpture stands in the indoor courtyard of Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. Not in Seattle? Do you have art in your shopping center?
Pillar Arc stands in the plaza of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Ming Fay created this cast aluminum sculpture in 2004. Fay used the shape of a tiny cedar cone scale and enlarged it to the size of a cedar tree. For those outside of Seattle: Is there a sculpture in front… Continue reading Ming Fay’s Pillar Arc, US Courthouse Plaza
Some public art is temporary. Find "Travelling With Out Movement" between 3rd and 4th Avenues on James Street on the temporary fence around the construction site for the Civic Square. Hebru Brantley often creates optimistic murals featuring brave children. The Tuskegee Airmen inspired Brantley's Fly Boy and Fly Girl characters. If you are not in Seattle, visit a construction… Continue reading Travelling With Out Movement, mural by Hebru Brantley
Stacey Sterling has a booth, BASILIC, at Pike Place Market where she sells hand-painted textiles and other art. Two of her murals decorate West Seattle sights. The triptych (left) brightens an exterior wall of a portable classroom at Alki Elementary. The red, blue, and green scene is inside Blue Moon Burgers. From her website: Stacey Sterling “My… Continue reading Stacey Sterling Murals
This spring I’ll share photos of Seattle public art, its location, and related links. This contemporary carved pole stands at the Admiral Viewpoint in West Seattle. Artist Michael Halady tells the story of the welcome to Europeans extended by the Native Seattle dwellers. If I don’t say otherwise, all photos are mine. http://www.loghousemuseum.info/videos/the-inside-story-of-the-admiral-totem-pole/embed/#?secret=0rB8urvOcY http://www.beautifulwashington.com/king-county/parks/seattle/west-seattle/98-belvedere-viewpoint-park.html IF YOU… Continue reading Michael Halady Carved Pole, Admiral Viewpoint
Minding the Muse, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, 2016 Priscilla Long’s slim handbook for artists suggests ways to refl… Source: Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, if you have read The Artist's Way by… Continue reading Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, if you have read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and such?
Seattle has salt water and fresh water parks; wild shorelines, and tame. Have you walked (or biked or run or roller-bladed) around Green Lake? Thousands of years ago a glacier carved what is now Green Lake. Green Lake may be fresh water and have a tame paved trail, but it has water to swim in… Continue reading GREEN LAKE: A classic walk in Seattle
The First Thursday of each month is a free art day in Seattle. Museums are free. Here is a huge list! Did you know we had this many museums in the area? Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Free - first Thursday of every month. Bellevue Arts Museum Free - first Friday of every… Continue reading First Thursday, and beyond: Sights to see in Seattle soon
Northern Red Oak, Hiawatha Park, West Seattle Take a tree walk in your neighborhood or at the closest park. Over the weekend I took a walk guided by Tree Ambassador Al from reLeaf, a division of SDOT. All the photos are from that walk. You can use a map and guide (an example) from Seattle's reLeaf program… Continue reading Tree Walks: (Seattle) Sights to See at any time
Did you know South Seattle College had an arboretum? It is small and lovely and free. The college has a master gardener program. You may bump into some very informative people as you wander the pretty paths. It has an ambitious Chinese garden (The Seattle Chinese Garden) with a wonderful fish sculpture and a peony garden.… Continue reading SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE ARBORETUM: Seattle sights to see soon