Everett Dupen with Paul Thiry, 1962. Northside of Climate Pledge Arena | Everett DuPen's bronze and stone water garden incorporated three organic forms subtitled the Evolution of Man, the Flight of Gulls and Seaweed, surrounded by rugged rocks rising from the bottom of a large square basin. Created for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair with direction from Seattle modernist architect Paul Thiry, the fountain referenced the evolution of life and water's critical role in that process, and celebrated humans, plants and animals on land, sea and in the air. With input from the artist's family and the community, this space has been completely reimagined and redesigned while still preserving a piece of visual culture from a significant time in Seattle's history. When it reopens in 2023, the original sculptures will be restored, with the addition of an interactive splash pad-style water feature and plenty of seating surfaces to provide a place for play in warm months, and for quiet contemplation during cooler seasons.
Fountain of Creation/Dupen Fountain was a gift of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to the City of Seattle.
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