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.

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