The Next Fifty Temporary Artworks
In concordance with Seattle Center’s Next Fifty celebration, an assortment of temporary artworks dot the Center this summer and fall. Seek them out for a treat. Adam Frank’s CURRENT is a real-time map of Seattle’s hydroelectric generation and energy use, in the form of a 45-foot-wide by 30-foot-tall illuminated mural projected onto the Center House. Stacy Levy’s Straw Garden: from Wattle to Watershed is composed of wattles—tightly wrapped straw and coir cylinders used to aid in erosion control on hillsides—arranged in Baroque garden formations. The sculpture morphs into naturalistic patterns that resemble water. And Parking Squid, by Susan Robb, is a galvanized steel sea monster that threatens to eat your bike.