Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jenny Heishman / South Lake Union

Woodpile by Jenny Heishman, photo by Spike Mafford

I love Jenny Heishman's latest sculpture, Woodpile. It was another commission by Vulcan Real Estate and you can find it on the southwest corner of Boren & Thomas, down in South Lake Union. It's a nice complement to her previous SLU piece, Cabin Corners (corner of Boren Ave N & Republican). Here's a map of other pieces down in the neighborhood, in case you wanted to make an afternoon of art-viewing. 

Woodpile by Jenny Heishman,
photo by Spike Mafford

"Heishman uses references to the history of Seattle in the three public works (two in South Lake Union and one in Fremont) she has built in her adopted hometown. For this latest piece, in addition to celebrating a colloquial sculptural form, she imagines a pile-up of logs, rolling rather than skidding down Boren on their way to the sawmills along the south end of the lake."

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