Friday, June 15, 2018

Olympic Sculpture Park, #Seattle - #SaturdaySnapshots

This past Tuesday I went on a lovely walk through the Olympic Sculpture Park on the Seattle waterfront. The site was a former fuel storage and transfer facility, and clean-up of the contamination began in the 1990s. The sculpture park opened in January, 2007, and is part of the Seattle Art Museum. It overlooks Elliot Bay of Puget Sound. 

The nine-acre park is adjacent to Myrtle Edwards Park and Elliott Bay Park, which our group also enjoyed. The parks are free and open to the public. Here's a sample of what I saw:

"Split" by Roxy Paine, 2003
"The Eagle" by Alexander Calder, 1971
Olympic Mountains in the background.
Cyclists, joggers, families, school groups -- all enjoying a beautiful day
Clever bench design. I don't know the artist's name.
"Perre's Ventaglio III" by Beverly Pepper, 1967
"Schubert Sonata" by Mark di Suvero, 1992
This kinetic sculpture moves in the breeze. 
"Echo" by Jaume Plensa
"Father and Son" by Louise Bourgeois, 2004-2006
An inviting rose garden, too.



More info: Seattle Art Museum Map and Guide

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6 comments:

Ginx Craft said...

What a great selection of sculptures. You make me want to visit Seattle.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love when they re-purpose land for a park. Outdoor sculpture is a big favourite of mine. We only stopped in Seattle last year to see the Chihuly exhibit.
Looks like I need another visit.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love sculpture gardens, especially on beautiful, cool days with Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great sculptures! I could gaze at them all day...and then take them home in photos. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen Reece said...

I always look forward to your photo posts. As pretty much an "armchair traveler" now, I get to go places from the comfort of my living room. GRIN. Interesting and I love rose gardens. My roses are starting to really bloom
Colleen

Lynne Spreen said...

Lovely!