Artist Jen Dixon has just finished installing artwork commissioned for the Seattle Department of Transportation offices. BunnyKid features excerpted elements from a larger commission Dixon completed for Linden Avenue in North Seattle. Upon completion of the Linden Avenue project, former Director Peter Hahn was so enthused by the creative use of salvaged SDOT signs, he asked if the Office of Arts & Culture could have the artist create artwork that would be on display at the SDOT offices. With the assistance of Dahvee Enciso at the city’s sign shop, Dixon accumulated a collection of salvaged SDOT signage to complete both projects.
The Linden Avenue project, PlayLand, reflects Bitter Lake/Broadview’s varied history and takes its name from a 12-acre amusement park that operated adjacent to the site of the artwork from 1930-1961. PlayLand pays homage to and celebrates the urban environment and the work of our City’s Department of Transportation.