Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Submitted by Ries Niemi

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Client: Sound Transit

Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, 2007

Artwork budget: $80,000

Project Team

Artist

Ries Niemi

Landscape Architect

Karen Kiest

Karen Kiest Landscape Architects

Overview

3 modern totems, each 18' tall, welcoming you to the downtown business district of Seattle. Forged and Fabricated Stainless Steel

Goals

Located at the site of the main air vent for the Light Rail Tunnel under Capitol Hill, these sculptures stand above the freeway, the city and bay behind them, and are a modern interpretation of native art.

Process

The artist developed the pieces thru collaboration with building architects, landscape architects, Sound Transit personnel, and the City of Seattle.

Additional Information

Wire frame drawings in stainless steel, these pieces are light and transparent, but solid and strong. Made using blacksmithing techniques and modern tools.