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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … cat!

*Update: Fire Station 9 will hold an open house on Saturday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us for an opportunity to see Nine Lives up close, meet the artist and tour the station. Fire Station 9 is in Fremont at 3829 Linden Ave N., Seattle*

Nine Lives, a colossal sculpture of a cat perched at the edge of the roof  ready to join his crew on their next life-saving mission, is Fire Station 9’s new distinctive identifying symbol. The artwork, measuring 10’x19’x2’, was created by local artist Peter Reiquam out of powder coated aluminum, blown glass and LED lighting.

Fire Station 9 is located in Fremont at 3829 Linden Ave N., Seattle. Please note that the fire station is not yet open. Fire Station 9 is currently operating out of a temporary location at 3500 Interlake Avenue North. 

Peter Reiquam is a Seattle-based artist whose site-integrated works range from flying saucers and giant corn stalks to sculptural furniture and bulldog weathervanes. He strives to create work that is stylized yet familiar, that speaks to the particular character of its site and to do so with a balance of humor, elegance and sophistication. The artworks encourage viewer interaction and contain a conceptual narrative that responds to the architecture, landscape and culture of a given site.

Peter received his MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1984, and has been creating public art projects for nearly 30 years. He has completed public commissions for the Washington State Arts Commission, the City of Kent and Sound Transit among other agencies as well as numerous projects outside of the Puget Sound region.

Commissioned in 2008 with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services. Administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.