The custom-designed office in the new Pillow Studios building is set to be finished in a week or so. The new building is just southeast of the old studio, at 416 Rainier Ave S, between Jackson Place and South King Street in Seattle’s Central District. The property is part of the Rainier Oven Complex.
The Rainier Oven Studio Complex hosted this year’s annual Henry Art Gallery BBQ on Friday, June 13th. Pillow Studios participated by unveiling the nearly complete new studio building on the southeast corner of the property.
The sculpture garden is looking like an actual sculpture garden this week!
(Below) Troy and John hard at work on the new office this afternoon. The office, which begins at a 9′ elevation, measures 9′ x 13′ x 9′. A stainless and glass window, designed by Troy, will comprise most of the west-facing office wall.
And this week’s commission, ready to ship to Michigan -
Also happening at 416 Rainier Ave South -
The latest pics of the new studio, which is ready for final inspection. Troy is set to begin construction on the studio office. The office will be located in the SE corner of the shop at the top of a 9′ staircase. The steel staircase, fabricated by Troy (see below), will be furnished with wooden treads.
The newly constructed studio is coming along nicely. Pictured below, Troy at work on the self-designed studio interior. Troy will be doing the majority of interior design and construction work himself.
The all new Pillow Studios building is located on the same lot as the previous studio at 416 Rainier Ave S in Seattle.
Dimensions: 35′ x 45′ with 20′ ceilings
Stay tuned for more progress and for the New Studio Introduction Party announcement. (This Pillow Studios opening is scheduled to take place in September of 2014.)
Alignment 12’ x 30’ x 12’
9 individual sculptures
polished stainless steel
Alignment was commissioned by Intuitive Surgical in Sunnyvale, CA. Troy Pillow designed, fabricated and installed this sculpture set. Located in the front entry plaza of the Intuitive Surgical Manufacturing and Training Center, the collection measures 30’ in length and 12’ in depth, with varying heights from 8’ to 12’.
Alignment is representative of the variety of professionals who utilize this new building. Doctors, technicians and programmers meet here in order to align themselves with the latest da Vinci non-invasive surgical methods. The mirror polish reflects the high tech nature of the machines as they interact with their surroundings.
Alignment is part of the City of Sunnyvale’s Public Art Collection. It was created in conjunction with Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Watch the Alignment video here.
All photos courtesy of Steve Dolan
Continued work on 27 piece stainless steel and glass installation for Gateway II, a Talon Properties development in Bellevue, WA.
Installation date will be in early May.
I’m currently fabricating the framework for on a 27 piece stainless steel and glass installation for Gateway II, a Talon Properties development in Bellevue, WA.
Coming soon – the new Troy Pillow Sculpture studio and sculpture garden:
Newly installed at Urbana Apartments in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle – Roca Negra.
Roca Negra, Troy Pillow, 2014
1501 NW 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Owner: Equity Residential
Architect: Freiheit & Ho Architects
Connected, the recently installed sculpture at Seattle’s Ava University District apartments, is featured in today’s Daily Journal of Commerce.
Troy Pillow’s sculpture “Connected” has been installed at the entry of the 283-unit Ava University District apartments at 4535 12th Ave. N.E. in Seattle.
More about Connected
The Swedish Medical Center campus in Issaquah recently held its Fall Arts Showcase 2013. According to Swedish, their art collection exists because “art heals.” As cited in its Issaquah Fall Arts Showcase pamphlet, “when patients become absorbed in a work of art, the physiology of the body actually changes, alleviating sensations of anxiety and pain.” The Swedish art collection includes 2,500+ pieces of art by Pacific Northwest artists. It was established in the 1960s to promote healing through art.
I’m proud to have four of my sculptures (Cone, Nurture, Fry & Pod) within the Swedish art collection. This set was designed specifically for Swedish/Issaquah. Cone was showcased in this year’s event and inhabits Floor 2. Nurture, Fry and Pod occupy floors 3 thru 5.
From the Issaquah Fall Arts Showcase 2013 announcement:
More on the Swedish Medical Center /Issaquah Art Collection
For over a decade, I have been creating unique sculptures that capture attention and engage the imagination through simple design and kinetic movement.