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YadisaBojia Poetry Garden Installation"Mesob" by Yadesa Bojia

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

For 2018, we’ll present two series of artworks:SEATTLE CENTER POETRY GARDEN ART SERIES (February 2018 - August 2019)
We’ve invited five 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. 
Currently Showing:
YADESA BOJIA, Mesob 

"This idea is derived from the Ethiopian Mesob pattern. Mesob is a beautiful household utensil, where food (injera-the sourdough flatbread) is kept and traditional Ethiopian dishes are served. Mesob’s name has been long-used as a idiom for prosperity and affluence as it is the hub of food security among the Ethiopian society in particular. Mesob have characteristics of being a utensil that holds valuable and worthy things besides food. It is a sign of love and being cared for. In Ethiopia, when people want to show you their respect, they serve you food in Mesob. People gather around Mesob and share laughter, sorrow, and deal with life’s challenges while sharing food. One of the great parts about Mesob is its patterns and colors. These are the colors I want to bring to the garden.
May your life prosper and may you know you are loved."


 
SEATTLE CENTER SCULPTURE WALK (August - December 2018)
Eight 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: Hidden Treasures.

2018 Artists:
SC Sculpture Walk Image DeLeon
CECELIA DELEON, MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
The artist fabricated a series of monarch butterflies, resting in trees, as if they have escaped from Pacific Science Center Butterfly House.
Location: Trees between Mural Amphitheatre and Armory
 
SC Sculpture Walk 2018 Laza
FULGENCIO LAZO, MERCADO DE ESPERANZAS
Lazo's sculpture features abstracted figures with outstretched arms atop unicycles.  The work evokes a sense of flight, of unity, and speaks to the notion of something bigger than the self. 
Location:  Elevator Tower at Fisher Pavilion, across from Armory
 
SC Sculpture Walk 2018 Fetterman
SARAH FETTERMAN, VERTEBRAE
The artist displays a series of vertebrae sculptures, comprised of steel frames and marine fabric, evoking a fragmented memory of a beast that lived a long time ago.
Location:  Fisher Pavilion Overhang, corner of Second Ave & Thomas Streets
 
SC Sculpture Walk18 Dickinsen
EZRA DICKINSONOL’ BURGDISHY
Dickinson's abstracted and inspired imagery depicting two faces graces the stairs leading to KeyArena.
Location: KeyArena East steps
 
SC Sculpture Walk 2018 Thomas
SHANN THOMAS, #GENDERGEMS: EMERALD CITY ELDERS UP CLOSE
The artist worked with members of the transgender community in workshops to create imagery  honoring notable trans elders and ancestors.
Location:  East Windows in Vera Project
 
SC Sculpture Walk 2018 Robinson
JULIANA KANG ROBINSON, POJAGI UNITY FLAGS
The artist has installed giant, multi-colored strings of flags, inspired by a Korean quilt-making tradition, reusing discarded silk fabrics from clothing.
Location:  Founders Court, Fountain side

SC Sculpture Walk 2018 Wheelright
SOPHIA WHEELWRIGHT, VISIBLE CURRENTS
Wheelwright fashions aluminum mesh material into organic, cloud-like forms in a large-scale hanging sculpture that plays with shadow and light.
Location:  Founders Court, Mercer Street side

SC Sculpture Walk 2018 Williams
The artist has fabricated a giant tambourine, in which the public can interact, taking a symbol of African American vitality and rendering it on a huge scale.
Location: South International Fountain Walkway

 
 
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