After what amounted to a languid eight month run in the Seattle Storefronts program, Pollinatrix was deinstalled on November 1. A street performance ensued, in which elements of the piece were given away to passersby, who in turn indicated they would photograph the work where it landed after they took it away. These images will be chronicled in the Pollinatrix blog, here. Anyone interested in participating in further dissemination of this project should contact me at thepollinatrix(at)gmail(dot)com.
Special thanks to photographer Tom Schworer for the images in this posting, and to Doug Nufer for riding his bike over in order to be the first in line.
Pollinatrix will officially open tonight, April 7:
Please join Storefronts Seattle, along with Shunpike, SCIDpda, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Seattle Office for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, and the CIDBIA for
Thursday, April 7, 5:30 pm - 9pm
in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown / International District for a
HOSTED RECEPTION for the Spring 2011 Round of Storefronts Artists
from 5:30 pm, at the xom fine woodworking gallery, 610 Second Avenue between James and Cherry
featuring a walking tour of the Spring 2011 art and artists:
The Gala Opening of The Poster Museum
The Premiere of new work by Elizabeth Gahan
The Gala Opening of Cassie Hibbert Design
The Premiere of new work by John Fleming
The Premiere of new work by Ben Hirschkoff
An Open House for the New Mystics' new Residency
The Premiere of new work by Romson Regarde Bustillo
The Premiere of new work by Kristin Tollefson
The continuing great work of Allison Piskorowski, Architecture 101, the Seattle Pinball Museum, and xom fine woodworking
"This innovative program is a great collaboration between our
business and art communities. Storefronts Seattle shines a
spotlight on Seattle’s creative sector, brings new life to empty
storefronts and enlivens our neighborhood business districts.”
I'm pleased to announce an installation entitled Pollinatrix, featured as part of the 2011 Seattle Storefronts program, designed to activate vacant storefronts with art and creative ventures. From March 15 through June 15, the piece can be viewed at all hours of the day or night in the windows of 409 Maynard Avenue South in the International District.
Over the course of the three-month stretch, I will be maintaining a blog about Pollinatrix to document the work and announce time-based engagements with the space. Look here for upcoming acts as they unfold.
More images from a busy summer of public art. Raintree is located in the stormwater runoff pond at the newly redesigned Cromwell Park in Shoreline. A collaboration between Public Works and the Parks and Recreation Department, this park was transformed from a flat grass lot to an undulating, functional and more naturalized gathering place.
Many logs were unearthed from the boggy ground during regrading, some of which remain exposed as landscaping features. This work draws influence from them, the purpose of the site, and the flow that occurs between the exchange of water there.