Join us in celebrating Rescue, a new public artwork by Seattle artist Kay Kirkpatrick, 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at Crown Hill’s new Fire Station 35 at 8729 15th Ave., NW. Kirkpatrick will be on hand to talk about her work following the formal program.
Rescue marks and shelters the entrance to Fire Station 35. The abstracted ladder juts upward toward the sky as a reference to the many rescues that fire fighters perform daily in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood. Floating near the top of the ladder is the fire fighter’s adversary, the flame. Adorned with a neon crown and the number 35, the sculpture plays off the neighborhood’s 1950s architecture.
The artwork was commissioned with Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy 1% for Art funds.
Image: Kay Kirkpatrick, Rescue (detail), 2010, permanently sited at Fire Station 35. Photo by Peter de Lory.