Dan Webb
Seattle, WA

Break It Down
Daniel Webb’s project has been spotlighted on our #CCRadar and it’s taking place at Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park (seattleartmuseum). Logs will be carved until recognizable forms appear, and then disappear—the carving will continue until nothing is left but sawdust. Into that, the seeds will be sown. The resulting sprouts will be shown alongside photos documenting what was carved. ♻ How cool!

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Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park

Seattle • Washington

Envisioned as a new model for an urban sculpture park, the project is located on a industrial site at the water’s edge. The design creates a continuous constructed landscape for art, forms an uninterrupted Z-shaped “green” platform, and descends 40 feet from the city to the water, capitalizing on views of the skyline and Elliot Bay and rising over the existing infrastructure to reconnect the urban core to the revitalized waterfront.

By Weiss Mandredi 

Wake, Richard Serra on Flickr.

Richard Serra, Wake 2003 weatherproof steel, 14 x 75 x 46 feet

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington

Photographs: Matt Niebuhr, 2010

One aspect that I really appreciate about Serra’s work with weathering steel, is the material responding to environmental conditions, (developing a unique skin appearance over time) It is this aspect of understanding how materials age, that creates the opportunity for something unique to become relative to place / shape.