Junction Plaza Park was dedicated in 2010. Its development resulted from a tremendous community effort that transformed an old gas station site into a park and plaza. The original park design called for the installation of an art piece, but at the time of construction, funds did not allow.
Now funding ($50,000) has been allocated for the creation of a significant piece of public art to be installed at the north/central border of the park. Through an international “call for artists” and formal selection process, West Seattle artist Troy Pillow was selected as the sculptor. Read more about the process at West Seattle Junction Association website.
On Thursday Feb 11, a public meeting was held at Cupcake Royale. Troy was present as were reps from West Seattle Junction Association and Junction Neighborhood Organization. Attendees were encouraged to comment on three designs by looking at printed-out renderings of the design options, and animated versions on ipads.
West Seattle Blog covered the event.
Here are the three designs that are being reviewed.
For over a decade, I have been creating unique sculptures that capture attention and engage the imagination through simple design and kinetic movement.