Upward Spiral: Urban Art Concept's New Installation at Lake Union Park
A new sculpture is currently under way at Lake Union Park. Organized by Urban Art Concepts, who also brought the Mad Homes Installation to Capitol Hill, the spiral sculpture is being created in partnership with organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness. The 300 foot-long spiral will wind upward, rather than downward - "a metaphor for hope and opportunity". The sculpture opens to the public on May 18 and will be up through June 17.
The Spiral of Hope will be built entirely from fallen tree branches collected by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in the East Duwamish Green Belt.
Using a combination of zip-ties and twine, volunteers attach the sticks to one another so that the sculpture will stand on its own.
Visitors will be able to walk through the sculpture as it winds toward one of the park's trees.
Volunteers work to create a section of the spiral. The spiral grows taller as it winds inward from the entrance.