The Urban Garden

Steel, water
7 ft L
x  7 ft D
x  27 ft H

Located at the NW corner of 7th Avenue & Union Street in downtown Seattle. Several types of giant flowers bloom atop a large steel flowerpot. In the course of a 15-minute cycle, after they are periodically watered by a watering can, the stalk of blue flowers open and close. A viewing window enables viewers to see the interior mechanisms at work. The flowerpot saucer provides seating, as well as nearby benches. Completed July 2011.

Photo/Video: Michael Hilliard
Ginny Ruffner, Artist
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