The Balance of One Order Within Another
Location: Eastgate Park & Ride, Bellevue WA
Medium: fabricated steel, fiberglass, epoxy paint, lighting
Dimensions: Retention pond: 360’ L x 60’W, sculpture columns: 6’-12’H x 1’W
Project Budget: $176,000
Date of Completion: 2004
Description: Suggesting temples, miniature formal cities, or the classical columnar supports of modern-day infrastructure, the artwork consists of three groupings of silver columns integrated within the retention pond habitat landscape. The columnar patterns intend to provide a balanced geometric rhythm to the wild unruliness of the pond environs. Each grouping has its own distinct lighting, and serves as a constellation-like lantern for commuter travel‚ and dawn and dusk. The pond also serves as a traffic island and the view of each constellation changes and evolves as one traverses around the island. The site is a metaphor for the co-existence of habitats civic and wild.
Client: METRO King County
Commissioning Agency: 4Culture, Seattle WA
Design team: KPFF
Consulting Engineers, MBT Architecture.