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Sentinels, 2011

Juan Alonso-Rodriguez
(Cuban, born 1956)

Location: Chief Sealth High School, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Juan Alonso's six geometric sculptures at Chief Sealth High School act as guardians and a tribute to our ancestors, teachers, and protectors.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Seattle Public Schools.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Self-taught artist Juan Alonso-Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida with his aunt and uncle in 1966. Based in Seattle, Alonso-Rodriquez creates paintings, drawings, and sculptures in studio and for public spaces. He notes "As a believer that art has the ability and artists the responsibility to inspire social well being, I welcome balance between the introspection necessary to formulate ideas in the solitude of the studio and the gift of sharing some of the benefits with society."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Medium

Stainless steel

Dimensions

96 in x 36 in (each)

ID Number

WSAC2011.002.00A-F

Fabricator/s

Micajah Bienvenu (fabricator)

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Seattle Public Schools

Artwork Location

Chief Sealth High School
In front of auditorium

WA County

King

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

2600 Thistle Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Geo. Coordinates

47.528474981865386 | -122.36610348954923

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