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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 Metamorphosis, and will be installed August through December.
ANGIE HINOJOS YUSUF & CARLOS JIMENEZ, LXCHEL
Location: Fisher Pavilion Overhang, corner of Second Ave and Thomas Street
Ixchel was the Meshica god of the moon; as the moon waxed and waned, she transformed through all the stages of life. Dragonflies are also a symbol of metamorphosis—when Ixchel died, dragonflies sang over her for 183 days.
HENRY JACKSON-SPIEKER, BURL
Location: Founders Court, Fountain side
Burl is a Juxtaposition between Seattle's natural and metropolitan environment. Creating a natural forms directly onto the concrete structures invites the viewer to hold and weigh these contrasting and continually encroaching worlds.
KATIE MILLER, CONSTRUCT
Location: Monorail Station Overpass, leading from Armory East exit
Construct explores Seattle's rapidly changing urban landscape and how our perception of place is informed by our surroundings. Utilizing forced-perspective, shifts in scale, and varied linear repetition, Construct references the lines, angles, and forms revealed through the building process.
CAROLINA SILVA, THE WIND TRAP
Location: Founders Court, Mercer Street side
A vertical space covered by mylar streamers, overhanging and interacting with light and wind, capturing unpredictable reflections, movement and sounds. The Wind Trap is about that which is unseen, appearing in a festive, transformative mode.