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
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
It’s free to walk the many trails of the enormous arboretum in any season. The park is open dawn to dusk. Be ready for some mud, winter and spring. You can even visit Lake Washington. Take the Foster Island path. From its bridges you may see turtles and water birds, and all kinds of marsh plants.… Continue reading Seattle Sights to See soon: WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM