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Seattle Center is pleased to collaborate with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to bring Temporary Art Installations to campus year-round.

Poetry Garden Art Series

Each year we invite artists to create works specifically designed for our Poetry Garden, asking them to create work that is responsive to the natural environment surrounding the space. Each installation is up for about 3 months. Visit the Poetry Garden often to see the latest work!

Currently Showing in Poetry Garden

JESSICA GHYVORONSKY, Blended Blossoms

Jessica Ghyvoronsky, a Korean-American artist, utilizes the ancient art form of origami, which has been a staple of Korean art for centuries, to create a series of flower blossoms. This project revives the one-sheet rule of origami with a modern twist by injecting a second, foreign material into it: two different cultures overlapping into a new, natural form. Since the Korean War, Korean women and U.S. soldiers have found their way into each other’s lives, both beautifully and controversially. That notion is represented in the artist's use of Korean Traditional “Han Bok” dress fabric and U.S. Military uniforms. The artist's exploration of two very different worlds becoming one in all of their beauty, awkwardness, and intrigue is what brought about these blended blossoms.

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk

Temporary site-specific works installed on campus by artists whose work reflects their surroundings and enlivens the campus with color, whimsy, and surprise. This year's works center on the theme Metamorphosis, and will be installed August through December. This year's artists and locations are as follows: Angie Hinojos Yusuf & Carlos Jimenez - Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Henry Jackson-Spieker - Founder's Court South; Katie Miller - Monorail Bridge; Carolina Silva - Founder's Court North.

2019 Sculpture Walk Artworks

ANGIE HINOJOS YUSUF & CARLOS JIMENEZ, LXCHEL
Location: Fisher Pavilion Overhang, corner of Second Ave and Thomas Street

Ixchel was the Meshica god of the moon; as the moon waxed and waned, she transformed through all the stages of life. Dragonflies are also a symbol of metamorphosis—when Ixchel died, dragonflies sang over her for 183 days.

HENRY JACKSON-SPIEKER, BURL
Location: Founders Court, Fountain side

Burl is a Juxtaposition between Seattle's natural and metropolitan environment. Creating a natural forms directly onto the concrete structures invites the viewer to hold and weigh these contrasting and continually encroaching worlds.

KATIE MILLER, CONSTRUCT
Location: Monorail Station Overpass, leading from Armory East exit

Construct explores Seattle's rapidly changing urban landscape and how our perception of place is informed by our surroundings. Utilizing forced-perspective, shifts in scale, and varied linear repetition, Construct references the lines, angles, and forms revealed through the building process.

CAROLINA SILVA, THE WIND TRAP
Location: Founders Court, Mercer Street side

A vertical space covered by mylar streams, overhanging and interacting with light and wind, capturing unpredictable reflections, movement and sounds. The Wind Trap is about that which is unseen, appearing in a festive, transformative mode.

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