Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to Make a Park: Redmond's Northeast Neighborhood

Northeast Neighborhood Park sits on the farthest northern edge of incorporated Redmond. A wooded haven in the midst of subdivisions, this park was the subject of a Master Plan conducted by Nakano Associates and a team including wetland biologist Cathie Connolly of ESA Adolfson and me, working as consulting artist and educator.

Watching this project evolve from concept to a work party on July 18, 2009 during which community members built the beginning of their park was awe-inspiring. The amount of support given by the City Council and the Redmond Parks and Recreation Department proves that positive, directed energy regenerates itself.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Heaven & Earth

A glimpse of the work in Piper's Orchard at Carkeek Park, on display until August 10. For more information, see the Heaven & Earth website.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lace Leaf Bicycle Racks

Lace Leaf Bike Racks are sprouting on the sidewalks of downtown Kent, WA, this spring! Special consideration was given to the function of the racks as well as their style; designed for parking two bicycles, these racks reflect the city's renewed emphasis on health, growth and the natural environment.

Special thanks go to the Kent Downtown Partnership, the Kent Arts Commission, the Kent Planning and Public Works Departments, the panelists on the selection committee, Cheryl dos Remedios, and Dero.