Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo: Re-Stack

  Re-Stack "is both a memory of a building that once existed and a fragment of a building from the future," according to the sculpture's label (by Vulcan Real Estate which commissioned the work). The 2015 piece is made from stainless steel. It stands at the corner of Thomas Street and 9th Avenue North. The… Continue reading Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo: Re-Stack

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Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Walking Fingers by Ellen Forney: Capitol Hill Light Rail Station

Ellen Forney is a Seattle artist. She teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. This mural at the Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station is made from porcelain panels on a steel framework. From the artist's website: Walking Fingers Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station Seattle, Washington 2015 Crossed Pinkies and Walking… Continue reading Walking Fingers by Ellen Forney: Capitol Hill Light Rail Station

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Ginny Ruffner’s The Urban Garden, 7th and Union

Seattle artist Ginny Ruffner's 2011 kinetic sculpture stands about 28' tall on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street, opposite ACT Theater. Watch the sculpture to see the watering can pour water, the flowers spin, or open. Her website includes photos of the work in progress.  

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Thai Fish at the Chinese Garden, South Seattle College

In the Chinese Garden at the north end of South Seattle College sits a huge 20th century bronze Thai carp. This would be an excellent time to see it because the peony garden it adorns is in bloom and bud.   A bit of history about the sculpture. The Chinese Garden website, including a schedule… Continue reading Thai Fish at the Chinese Garden, South Seattle College

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Ming Fay’s Pillar Arc, US Courthouse Plaza

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

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Travelling With Out Movement, mural by Hebru Brantley

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

Public Art in Seattle

Stacey Sterling Murals

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

Public Art in Seattle

Michael Halady Carved Pole, Admiral Viewpoint

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

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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?

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?