The first thing that struck me about Seattle this time around ( I was there almost 2 years ago, was I not looking?) was HOW MUCH public art there is everywhere. Here are a few sketches of some pieces that caught my eye.
Calder’s Eagle at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Captured on a lovely Sunday morning of sketching with Gail Wong. It is fun to sketch with a fellow urban sketcher. Thanks for a lovely morning, Gail!
So glad Gail suggested we sketch Serra’s ‘Wake’ next. At first glance, it was a set of imposing, undulating walls, but then the spaces in between started to speak and colors appeared where I saw just big metal walls at first…
Liberman’s ‘Olympic Iliad’ at the Seattle Center. A mad mass of of huge orange-red tubes that cast strange shadows on each other. And the ever-present Seattle Needle (more on my obsession with the Needle in another post) looming in the background.
And another piece from the Seattle Center: a large totem pole totem pole carved in honor of slain woodcarver John T. Williams
A late addition: Chihuly. What fascinated me most was how beautifully the gardens were planted: how the plants and vegetation were chosen to reflect the forms, shapes and color of the pieces.
You can see more sketches from Seattle here on my flickr stream.