Adjacent, Against, Upon, 1976

Adjacent, Against, Upon, 1976

Michael Heizer's artwork is of three large granite slabs quarried in the Cascade Range and transported by barge and train to their present site.


Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

About the Artwork

Michael Heizer's Adjacent, Against, Upon, initially controversial, has grown to be an important part of the landscape. The artwork juxtaposes three large granite slabs in different relationships to cast concrete forms. The granite slabs (30 to 50 tons each) were quarried in the Cascade Mountain Range and transported by barge and train to Myrtle Edwards Park. The granite slabs are placed in a row along the narrow waterfront park, one lying adjacent to a three-sided concrete plinth, another resting against an angular four-sided plinth, and the last resting atop a five-sided plinth. Visitors are able to view the work from a path extending the length of the sculptural arrangement.


Funded by National Endowment for the Arts; Seattle Arts Commission; Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds; private donations provided by the Contemporary Arts Council of the Seattle Art Museum.

Photo Credits

Photos by Spike Mafford Photography