Most Seattleites and tourists to the city have journeyed at least once to see the panorama of the city replete with the Space Needle, as framed by the circular sculpture at Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. Affectionately referred to as the “donut” by locals, Black Sun (1969) by Isamu Noguchi is both resilient and vulnerable. Its beautiful Brazilian black granite composition has acquired some hairline surface fractures after years of weathering the freeze/thaw cycles that dominate the region’s winters.
Fortunately, we have just completed conservation of the artwork, filling the fractures to eliminate the entry of water and any subsequent expansion.
Read more about Black Sun here.