Nature's Integral Elements - CODAworx

Nature’s Integral Elements



Location: Bellevue, WA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $84,000

Project Team

Concept and Design

Jim Hirschfield

Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, LLC

Concept and Design

Sonya Ishii

Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, LLC


Nature’s Integral Elements venerate the essential but less visible components of nature: grains of pollen. Three pollen images are etched onto the black granite tops of three hemispherical benches in Bellevue Washington’s Lattawood Park while the same images help light the paths of the adjacent walkways. Additional soft lighting creates a pattern that encircles the benches transforming them into lanterns throughout the evening.


The goal was to create a work of art for Lattawood Park that reflects the community's character.