Art Interruptions 2016, Miniature Mobility

The End of the Street Car

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Miniature Mobility, a series of installations for Art Interruptions 2016

The parade was in celebration of the long-awaited paving of the center of Rainier Avenue where the streetcar tracks had been removed. The street cars had been widely unpopular due to the dangers and road hazards that ensued over their almost 50-years of operation. The parade route went all the way from Dearborn Street to Rainier Beach and back, with ribbon cuttings in every community. Pictured is the York Grocery Co. float- the store is visible across the street.

*Street Car 4.4

*Street Car 4.7  

 

My first public art commission, Art Interruptions, is an annual temporary art program created by the Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation with 8 installations along the Rainer Valley East-West Neighborhood Greenway.

Miniature Mobility honors the history of Seattle transit (especially in Rainer Valley) -from street cars to light rail – with a transportation-themed scavenger hunt. The tiny artworks, measuring approximately 1.5″x.75″ will be installed in unexpected locations along the Greenway. The transportation themed sculptures are inspired from historic and current day street cars including buses, trains, bikes and other forms of transportation.