1891 Horses hauling logs at Columbia Mill, Columbia City
Miniature Mobility, a series of installations for Art Interruptions 2016
The story begins with the Columbia Mill logging company- built in 1890 at what is now the intersection of Rainier Avenue and Brandon Street. Newly cut logs from the neighborhood were made into lumber to lay the street car tracks and build the homes that would soon populate the area.
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.