Elizabeth Conner - Artist
Sweet Suite for Downtown Kent
2010
welded steel with rust patina, lighting
54"H x 54"W x 54"D (largest)
“Sweet Suite,” for the City of Kent, Washington, is a series of five sculptural sweet gum pods, honoring well-loved trees that were replaced with a hardier species. Their “stems” curled in a variety of positions, the pods appear to dance and tumble along the sidewalk's edge, echoing the movement of pedestrians and the informal play of children in and around a fountain in the adjacent Town Square.

"Pods" range in diameter from 30" to 54" and are illuminated at night.

Commissioned by: City of Kent (WA) Arts Commission

Fabrication: FS Ltd. (Seattle)
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