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Buster Simpson to create artwork for waterfront project

Buster Simpson will collaborate with the designers for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project to develop a permanently-sited public artwork that will that contribute to the overall project goals of both habitat restoration and the development of public open space along the seawall. The project is the first of several artwork projects envisioned for the Central Waterfront.

Simpson is an internationally recognized public artist based in Seattle, with permanent projects in the U.S. and Canada. He has exhibited and participated in design teams around the world, often addressing environmental issues in his work. He received his BA and MFA from the University of Michigan.

The artwork is commissioned with Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds.

IMAGE: Buster Simpson; Parable; 2008; cast-iron pears, steel cable, iron trolley rail, traffic lights; 8′ x 15′ x 15′. Located at Sound Transit’s Mount Baker station in Seattle, Wash. Photo courtesy of the artist.