Thursday, January 11, 2007

More Montlake

The opening reception at the Montlake Community Center was amazingly well-attended on a wildly stormy night last Friday, January 5. It was great to see so many people who had been involved in the process of the work from the preliminary interview for the artwork opportunity through the final delivery and installation. Here's a shot of the work in the plaza with the new addition by Carlson Architects in the background. Read more about the project on the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs' website.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Leaf/Hull & WaterLogs

The Montlake Community Center sculpture has been installed, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building and artwork will take place this Friday, January 5, 2007 from 6:30 to 8:30pm on site at 1618 East Calhoun Street, Seattle, WA.

The work is comprised of two distinct and related sculptures that flank and embrace the plaza at the Community Center. Leaf/Hull is a stainless steel form that draws influence from the tree-lined perimeter of the center's playfields and from the human maritime tradition adjacent to the site. WaterLogs is comprised of seven fir poles that were reclaimed from the bottom of Lake Union. Handcarved to suggest adze marks, the logs reference curved fingers on a hand, pier pilings encrusted with barnacles, tree trunks, and concrete pylons supporting the nearby bridge.