In The Absence of Natural Light | Westlake Fountain

In The Absence of Natural Light, 2018

by Lumina [Iole Alessandrini and Etta Lilienthal]

Westlake Fountain, Westlake Park Seattle WA 

Made Possible by the Downtown Seattle Association and the Office of Economic Development

In the Absence of Natural Light reveals the way in which light becomes apparent with interaction, as people walk through multiple “planes” of color in the fountain. A prominent water feature in the heart of downtown Seattle, the fountain, originally designed by Robert Maki (1989), is turned off during the fall, winter and early spring months. This new piece will replace one element, 'water' with another, ‘light' to create a year-round beacon for the city.

Westlake Park [Designed by Robert Hanna, 1989]

Westlake Fountain [Designed by Robert Maki, 1989]

Special Thanks to:  Seattle Parks and Recreation, Cochran Inc., Power Science Engineering, LLC, PNTA, Erica Bush, Trish Connor, Michal Immerwahr, Oscar Lilienthal, Ed Mannery, Kareem Tai, Kelly Tallariti

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