Quarry Rings

Quarry Rings

Where is it?

Thomas C. Wales Park

Location

2401 6th Ave N
Seattle
WA 98109
USA

About the Artwork

"Quarry Rings" by Adam Kuby is a cluster of five elevated gabion-rock rings that inhabit Thomas C. Wales Park and provide nesting sites for a variety of birds and bats, helping improve wildlife habitat in and around the small wetland. The sculpture rings, along with the retaining walls designed by the landscape architects, create a strong visual language that evokes the site's previous history as a gravel quarry. The quarrying left an amphitheater shaped bowl and a small wetland that naturally formed at its low point. The sculpture and landscape design reinforces the concentric shape of the land, while focusing attention on the jewel of a wetland at its center.

Date

2010

Materials

Steel, stone, plastic, recycled plastic

Dimensions

15' h x 75' w x 60' d overall

Funding Source

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2000 Pro Parks Levy 1% for Art and construction funds

Status

Installed

Type

Permanent

ID

Non-SAC PR10.026

Artist Statement

A cluster of five elevated gabion-rock rings inhabit a new Seattle city park and provide nesting sites for a variety of birds and bats. The sculpture rings, along with the retaining walls designed by the landscape architects, create a strong visual language that evoke the site's previous history as a gravel quarry. The quarrying left an amphitheater shaped bowl and a small wetland that naturally formed at its low point. The sculpture and landscape design reinforces the concentric shape of the land and focuses attention on the jewel of a wetland at its center.

Did you know?

The new park is intended to be an urban bird habitat. Audubon Society volunteers and local residents will help maintain the nest sites, cleaning them out annually.

Artist

Adam Kuby