Outdoor art exhibit created at Carkeek Park

A new outdoor art exhibit was recently unveiled at Carkeek Park. It’s called “Rootbound: Heaven and Earth 4” and features 18 artists from around the Puget Sound, Vancouver, B.C., California and Oregon. The exhibit is installed along nearly three miles of trail through the park’s canyons and creeks, and features site-specific sculpture including sound art, kinetic sculptures, and landscape inventions. “All works are considered experimental: some are designed to last for the entire four month display period…while others incorporate decay and erosion,” according to the exhibit’s website. “The exhibit’s themes offer a variety of perspectives on art and nature.”

“Tree Futures” by Suze Woolf. Photo from the Heaven and Earth Exhibition website.

“From Rust to Dust” by Suzanne Tidwell. Photo from the Heaven and Earth Exhibition website.

“I will go back and not come out” by Fox Anthony Spears. Photo from the Heaven and Earth Exhibition website.

The exhibit is a collaboration of Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and 4Culture Site Specific. It is up now through October 31.

From Seattle Parks:

Following a widely acclaimed debut in 2009 that received national attention, CoCA and the five organizations have partnered again to bring another exhibition to Carkeek Park in northwest Seattle. As before, the theme concerns the natural world in a time of dramatic change. Some of the art is designed to weather in place and erode, while other work incorporates movement and interactive use by visitors.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit the Heaven and Earth Exhibition website.

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