Seattle artist Anna MacDonald will create a permanent, multi-site art installation for the Burke-Gilman Trail. Two to five artworks at select locations along the trail will collectively create a larger cohesive artwork. The artwork will identify the trail as a connective conduit in the city and add an element of discovery.
MacDonald’s mixed-media installations create environments of passage—thresholds, portholes, arches and caverns—that provide inviting experiences that take advantage of the viewer’s movement through space. A native of Stony Brook, N.Y., she has worked at the University of Washington’s Center for Digital and Experimental Arts and Seattle Pacific University’s Art Department. Her work has been exhibited in Berlin at the Amerika Haus cultural center, the Universität der Künste and the underground transit system; the Baltimore Museum of Art; and the Faith Lutheran Church in Seattle.
A panel selected MacDonald from an open call to professional artists living in Washington. The project is commissioned with Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.