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Public Art

  • Commission, Mary's Invitation - A Place to Regard Beauty, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle art Museum, Seattle, WA. Aluminum with bronze patina bench. 4 feet high x 9 feet long x 3 feet deep. Completed June, 2014
  • Commission, The Urban Garden, corner of Seventh Ave. and Union Street in downtown Seattle, WA. A 28' high by 10' diameter kinetic green water feature. The yellow flower spins. The blue bells open and close and the red water can tips and pours water into the flower pot. A small viewing window allows viewers to see the interior mechanical workings. Completed July, 2011.
  • Commission, Detroit Symphony Hall, Donor’s Lounge, 2003, bronze stainless steel and glass sculpture, 6’8"h x 5’w x 15" d.
  • Artist on the design team, Bellevue Convention Center, Bellevue, WA, in collaboration with Kohn Pederson Fox Architects, New York, NY. Commissioned by the City of Bellevue, WA. A 112' x 44' sculpture of bronze and steel on the east facade responded to the essential nature of a convention center: communication. Visible from the adjacent expressway, the artwork addressed the vehicular viewer as well as the pedestrian. Project not built due to funding and postponed until 1996. In 1996, the project was to resurrected and redesigned. It now consists of two 30' tall aluminum heads engaged in conversation with each other and with the street. Unrealized to date.
  • Machan School, Phoenix, AZ, a commission from the Phoenix Arts Commission. A barren playground was provided with an "oasis" including shade, seating, drinking water, a sundial and elements that acknowledge and celebrate the bilingual make-up of the students, faculty and neighborhood. Completed 1993.
  • Artist on the design team, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA, in collaboration with NBBJ Architects, Seattle, WA. Commissioned by Security Pacific Bank for a non-commercial gallery space in downtown Seattle. Responsible for facade redesign as well as artwork which included 3 - 16' x 8' bronze wings on the facade at various elevations and 6 - 16' x 2.5' laser cut aluminum panels forming a frieze across the front of the building. Completed in 1990, removed in 1997 due to building sale.
  • "Love and War," an outdoor experimental opera. Composed by Pete Leinonen, designed by Ginny Ruffner. To be performed in an exposed wall of underground Seattle, 4 stories high, 1 block long. Unrealized to date.
  • Artist on the design team for the redesign of South Park Community Center, Seattle, WA. In collaboration with ARC Architects. A One-Percent-for-Art project of the Seattle Arts Commission. Art includes: a 25 foot high steel portal, a site game consisting of 1000 different bronzes set in a 400 foot long sidewalk, and two locker room tile murals. Completed 1989.
  • Outdoor chalk installation (mural), funded by Cornerstone Development and Harbor Development, Seattle, WA. The mural is 150 feet long and 30 feet high. Completed 1987, destroyed in 1988.