(2012) basalt, cast acrylic, recycled plastic
Commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs & Seattle Public Utilities
The artwork animates the exposed facade of giant new 14 ft. tall storm water holding tank. Three pairs of downspouts and weep holes send water down the wall to a rain garden below. These wet zones will soon become lush and green as they become colonized with moss and ferns.
In between, faux-bark facades lead to 29 cavity nesting bird houses embedded in the wall. As the landscape matures, the bird houses will become more attractive nest sites.