To celebrate the life of arts patron Mary Shirley, Seattle Art Museum has commissioned Ruffner to create a place at Olympic Sculpture Part to rest, reflect, and enjoy the park. Located slightly north of the Pavilion on the upper Z path, with a spectacular view of the sculpture park. Completed June, 2014. Aluminum with bronze patina. Dimensions: 4 feet high x 9 feet long x 3 feet deep.
Downtown, Seattle, WA
Located at the NW corner of 7th Avenue & Union Street in downtown Seattle. Several types of giant flowers will bloom atop a large (9' tall x 7' wide) steel flowerpot. In the course of a 15 minute cycle, after they are periodically watered by a watering can, the stalk of blue flowers will open and close. A viewing window will enable viewers to see the interior mechanisms at work. The flowerpot saucer will provide seating, as well as nearby benches. Completed July, 2011.
The Huntsville Museum of Art Women’s Guild commissioned Ruffner to create a chandelier to commemorate their 50th anniversary. The ’50 years’ chandelier was installed in July 2016. Made of over 50 pieces of clear glass flowers, leaves, and tendrils, on a steel armature, the anniversary chandelier is over 8’ tall and weighs more than 300 pounds.