1915, The Street Car Barns & Work Car
Miniature Mobility, a series of installations for Art Interruptions 2016
The street car barns housed the cars of the Seattle, Renton & Southern Railway.
Louis “Pa Hip” is the mustachioed gentleman leaning out of the window of the streetcar he built. Hipkins, a master mechanic and blacksmith, created the vehicle at the car barns that once stood at Rainier Avenue and Hudson Street. The work car serviced the line that ran from downtown Seattle along the shores of Lake Washington to Renton.
Art Interruptions is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds.
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.