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Seattle Center is pleased to collaborate with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to bring Seattle Center Sculpture Walk to campus as part of our Temporary Art Program. Yearly funding is provided by Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken.
Enjoy Seattle Center Sculpture Walk on our grounds, mid-August through end of 2023.
These four artworks were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. A cohort of artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in four artists receiving commissions at Seattle Center.
Bird Catcher by Sara Dobbs
Location: Founders Court
The Bird Catcher is a series of wooden sculptures located in the Seattle Center’s Founders Court. The series uses goldfinches and reoccurring frame shapes to visually explore an attempt to capture nature. The pieces are two-sided, divided between painted and unpainted areas, showing the tension between the natural world and constructed imitations.
Zuihitsu: Memories and Stories of Migration by Amiko Matsuo
Location: South Exhibition Hall Lawn Covered Walkway
The handmade fuurin windchimes are an offering – , a visual and sonic space for reflection about the places we come from and where we come together. Through our migrations and inward journeys, the red thread connects our chance encounters and dreams.
(A zuihitsu is a Japanese contemplative literary form characterized by loosely associated fragments of text.)
OBLIGATE by Renee Adams
Location: Fisher Pavilion Roof, westside
Mistletoe has a long folkloric history with ties to the Christmas tradition. It is also a parasitic plant with over 1,500 species worldwide and a food source for birds. This stylized version of the plant welcomes you to kiss below it.
Medicinal: A Public Art Offering by Io Palmer
Location: Fisher Pavilion Roof, eastside
Medicinal: A Public Art Offering is made up of hundreds of laser cut plexiglass forms. Inspired by the medicinal herb garden on the University of Washington campus, this hanging installation references nature’s innate ability to heal, restore, and thrive.
Materials: Plexiglass, braided metal thread.