Arts Talking Fountain
posted by June 8 at 16:01 PMon
Anyone who’s found themselves thirsty in Sea-Tac airport has probably fallen victim to the Talking Fountain. Even when I know to expect the startlingly loud noise of an amplified babbling brook, I feel instantly nervous, hurried, and vulnerable. I guess it’s sort of amusing to watch unsuspecting travelers jump during their turn at the fountain, but I don’t think it’s the calming work it was intended to be. The piece was designed by Jim Green in 1992.