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Julia Tatiyatrairong Poetry Garden installation"Fruit of Our Labor" by Julia Tatiyatrairong

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:
JULIA TATIYATRAIRONG, Fruit of Our Labor

"For this project, my usual combination of traditional craft and recycled tech finds a stronger connection to nature. The installation of bulbous “tech-fruit” are basketwoven from electrical cables (e.g. ethernet cables, audio cables, etc.) that glow at night from within via solar powered LED lights. The fruit sculptures organically vary in placement from the base of the fence out in a diagonal direction towards the top in a vine-like fashion. Each basket-woven fruit is red in color, ranging from clementine to apple sized, vary in shape, and fit a grouping of small LED lights inside. 

I intend to contrast the artificial with the natural which uniquely works for this project in an outdoor setting. I also hope to comment on the nature of technology’s role in the city of Seattle, a fruit-bearing, flourishing field of business and innovation. In addition, when these tech-fruit light up at night, they reference lanterns; red Chinese lanterns are a symbol of booming life and prosperous business and also culturally resonate with me and my background. A great combination of art, technology, and culture combine in this contemporary art installation."


 
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

 
SPECIAL ALASKA AIRLINES INSTAGRAM CONTEST! 
Win Air Travel for Four to the Destination of Your Choice*
Experience newly installed art at Seattle Center and win roundtrip air travel. We’ve partnered with Alaska Airlines to offer one grand prize winner four tickets to any Alaska Airlines destination of their choice. Take a photo or video of any art installation on the Sculpture Walk, post to Instagram using the hashtag #iARTAlaska, follow @AlaskaAir and be entered to win (now through November).
Photo with the most likes wins!
For full contest rules and information visit: seattlecenter.com/contest
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