Archive for the 'Art' Category

US: Seattle, WA – Hammering Man Statue in Seattle

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

About a dozen Hammering Man statues can be found around the world. This is the one we found in Seattle, WA. Jonathan Borofsky designed these huge kinetic sculptures as a silhouette a man who has a motorized arm and hammer. In each city they are different sizes but always painted black; They symbolize and celebrate workers all over the world.

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US: Seattle, WA – Totem in Seattle

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

It’s important to be reminded every so often that we are living on land which belonged to someone else. This totem is down at the waterfront where the Free Seattle walking tours start. That’s the Olympic Mountains in the background.

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US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Mural

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

This huge Seattle wall mural is made of colorful mosaic pieces.

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US: Seattle, WA – Column of Guitars Sculpture: If VI was IX

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

What is pop culture without pop music? At MoPop in Seattle, this floor to ceiling column of guitars by Trimpin is called Roots and Branches and is made up of 700 instruments, 40 custom-made. It is computer controlled – self- playing Trimpin’s compositions.

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US: Seattle, WA – Cartoon Illustration by Hendrix

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

On the back of Jimi Hendrix’s “Love or Confusion” lyrics, this drawing from early 1967 is believed to be by Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. It depicts his Dylan-esque hair, military jacket, Iron Cross necklace, heeled boots and towering Marshall amplifier stack. It also references his manager, band members, and other groups like the Who and the Beatles.

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US: Seattle, WA – Wizard of Oz Witch’s Hat

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Here, from the Wizard of Oz is the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat. Margaret Hamilton, with her green face, scowl and cackle, was the actor who played her. Adrian Adolph Greenberg, Hollywood costume designer, created her signature outfit. As a little kid, watching that witch really scared me, sending me into tears. You can see the hat in person at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA. I didn’t cry when I saw it.

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US: Seattle, WA – Chihuly Garden and Glass Building

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Cheerful giant glass sunflowers decorate the outside of the famous Chihuly Garden and Glass museum in Seattle. If you like these, wait till you see what’s inside. And don’t miss the garden.

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US: Seattle, WA – Hall of Glass Chandeliers

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Look up when you walk through this corridor at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum in Seattle, WA. You can pick the colored chandelier of your dreams.

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US: Seattle, WA – Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Bushes don’t get as beautiful as this Dave Chihuly glass one in Seattle WA . 

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US: Seattle, WA – Out of Space Chihuly Globe

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Look carefully into the center of this Dale Chihuly Glass Globe and you can see a reflection of the Seattle Space Needle.

 

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