Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New public art in Echo Lake park

Contemplating the Arc

The sculpture in Echo Lake park is basically complete. Earlier today I sent an email to the artist, Stuart Nakamura, to ask him if the piece has a title and if he had anything he'd like to say to the residents of Shoreline, via the Ronald Bog blog. Here's what he wrote back:

The only remaining work is the landscaping which will be done this Wednesday and Thursday--electrical hookup to the integrated landscape lights will most likely be done later. The title is, "Contemplating the Arc," owing to the curvature in the design. The artwork is meant to be a place to sit and relax while in the company of the water and vegetation of Echo Lake. This park, while small in size, is just the right size for this kind of activity. Its location near the trail and out of the "basin" of the park was meant to save the largest part of the grassy area for more active usage. The copper painted steel "reeds" reflect wetlands nature of the park, the granite inlay design suggests the movement of water, and the natural stone provides an interesting texture to the piece.

Click the link below to learn more about this project, including how it was funded, and information about the artist, Stuart Nakamura. You can also see photos of the installation in earlier stages of construction.

1 comment:

  1. Cool, I didn't even know about this. I'll have to go check it out. Thanks for sharing.