Waterfront Fountain, 1976

Waterfront Fountain, 1976

James FitzGerald and Margaret Tomkins's bronze fountain forms the centerpiece of Waterfront Park.


Waterfront Park
Alaskan Way & Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101, USA


About the Artwork

The rectangular forms of textured bronze in Waterfront Fountain provide a geometric framework for cascades of water to tumble across and down into a wide basin below. Designed by James FitzGerald, its completion was carried out after his death by his wife Margaret Tomkins, a noted Northwest painter. With a structured appearance reminiscent of the minimalist aesthetic of the late sixties and early seventies, the fountain forms the centerpiece of Waterfront Park, a common area that includes piers 57 through 59 and offers beautiful views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound and the Olympics.


Funding provided by Helen Harrington Schiff.

Photo Credits

Courtesy of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture