Magnuson Park

The Friday Ad Hoc group of Urban Sketchers Seattle went to Magnuson  Park today. It covers a point that extends into Lake Washington.  Some people sketched the climbing wall at the Mountaineer Club.  I was inspired by Mark Ryan’s sketch of the Fin Project, done the last time USk Seattle was here in May 2012.   I was determined to find my way to this sculpture installation.  “Made from submarine fins, this sculptural installation is arranged to represent a pod of whales. Dedicated in 1998, this art work was created by John T. Young.”  More about Fin Art can be found here.

I had time for 2 sketches.

Fins and Kite Hill

Michele took a photo of me sketching among the Fins.

We gathered again to share our sketches.

Since I’d battle the traffic through Seattle to get there, I decided to find Sound Garden.  It is on the grounds of the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration).  Brochure
This installation features pipes that generate muted tones, with the pitch dependent on the direction and velocity of the wind….. made in 1983 by Douglas R. Hollis”

I sat in the middle of the installation to do this sketch.  As the wind increased, so did the sounds, which were quite pleasant.

All the photos are here. 




About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Magnuson Park

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Glad you finally got to sketch Sound Garden!

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