Arts Richard Serra in Seattle
So it looks like a bunch of us walking-notebook types will be meeting with the man himself when he visits the Olympic Sculpture Park for a tour and to talk about his work on July 24, by which time his Wake will be up and visible from the street as you walk by. (Check it out below.)
Wake is the second piece to be installed at the park, which opens Oct 28, but it’s the first one visible to the public. Mark Dion’s nurse log went in last weekend, but a greenhouse is being built around it, so you can’t see it. Here are the available images from that project, what Dion calls “a learning lab on Northwest ecology.”
Seattle Art Museum expects to announce another piece for the park today, and “it’s a big one,” spokeswoman Erika Lindsay said. Stay tuned. She said there will be one more work announced in July, and that will complete the opening lineup.
And for all you curious about Louise Bourgeois’s male nude fountain, that will be the last piece installed. Here’s her drawing of the fountain, and an image from her six eyeball benches (six benches, six eyeballs, three pairs of eyes), which will be installed near the fountain: