Placeholders: Cloud, Rock, Tree
Location: Proposal for Block 40, Thomas Street and Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA
Medium: plants, cast concrete, brick paving integrated with sidewalk
Dimensions: seating 18”H x 30”W 18”D , landscaping and paving variable
Project Budget: $182,000
Date of Completion: May, 2007
Description: The art concept is inspired by the history of Terry Avenue, an industrial use neighborhood in the early 1900’s which still contained remnants of the original old growth forests standing in sharp contrast to its newly formed urban grid. The artwork references the survivor trees using an urban vocabulary with brick, steel, sidewalk planting beds. A “random” composition of oval elements in balance to the grid of the architecture, the artwork includes the landscape design as well, taking into consideration street lighting, a streetcar catenary system, parking strips and seating. Public art site addresses several audiences: pedestrians, motorists and streetcar ridership.
Client: Westlake Terry Venture LLC.
Design team: Mark Brennan, Caliston Architects, Kris Snider, Landscape Architect