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.
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
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