White Vanishing: Light and Shadow 2005
White Vanishing: Light and Shadow, 2006
Fabricated on vinyl mesh
14 x 100 ft
Public art project: Seattle City Light 1% for art Funds
The Union Street Electric Gallery is located on the western exterior wall of the Seattle City Light Union Street Substation. Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds supports this large-scale exhibition space. The artwork is designed to enhance the workplace of City Light employees. I explore the powerful contrast between the unique architectural character of the Union Substation, a modern minimalist concrete structure, and my porcelain sculptures, an organic gathering of pure white porcelain with light and shadow.
Taking contemporary art out of museum context and placing it in an unusual and highly visible space – high up a wall, enables and encourages any passer-by who happen upon the work to view and engage with artwork they may otherwise never be exposed to.