(2013) salvaged architectural sandstone, earth berm, plantings
Aberdeen, WA. Commissioned by 4Culture, Seattle & funded by the Grays Harbor Community Foundation
When Aberdeen's historic 1909 high school burned down in 2002, the city salvaged much of the building’s sandstone from the ruins but without knowing how it might be used. Inspired by the stones and craftsmen who carved them, the blocks now take the form of a cresting ocean wave sited along this coastal town's main thoroughfare. At night programmable LED lighting washes the stones with a range of colors and subtle visual effects.