Seattle Justice Center: Municipal Courts and Police Headquarters Seattle, WA
POINTS OF VIEW 2002 Seattle Justice Center (Municipal Courthouse), Seattle WA Part of a series of works for the Seattle Justice Center designed collaboratively with Pam Beyette, Michael Davis and Richard Turner. This work, located in the long narrow Courts Lobby, symbolizes the far ranging effects a single action may have on the society and the difficulty and critical nature of a true point of balance within the Justice System. The suspended bronze piece swings slightly above the stone one, symbolizing the difficulty of finding the exact point of balance. Bronze and stone, 28’ tall (stone is 12’, bronze is 12’, plus hanging 4’ from the ceiling). X 3’ diameter Plus sandblasting on floor and curved stone wall integration
CODES AND PROTOCOLS, 2002 Seattle Justice Center (Police Headquarters), Seattle WA A series of works for the Seattle Justice Center was designed collaboratively with Pam Beyette, Michael Davis and Richard Turner. This work, located in the Police Lobby, is about the various aspects of police work in Seattle, and looks at the police as both “official” and “off-duty” or civilians. 2 sides of the lobby are treated, with a similar wall bronze casting based on the police belt and leather work, and stone bench and plinth. Each side addresses different aspects of police work with objects on the plinths expressing different aspects of police work and life. Cast bronze, stone and glass are the major materials for the work, with Bill Bane, medallion sculptor.
WITNESS AND DILEMMAS, LEVELS, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 2002 Seattle Justice Center (Municipal Courts), Seattle WA A collaboration with Pam Beyette, Michael Davis and Richard Turner, this is part of a series of works for the Seattle Justice Center. 24 bronze objects begin the conversation about justice from the highly metaphorical, to the symbolic, to the more recognizable tasks of the day. Each artist made 6 objects and the relationships between them start the story of different aspects of the justice system, from more individual and quirky to lofty to symbolic. 26ft x 18ft Bronze
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