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Lebeg (slight movement in the air), 2001

Ann Gardner
(American, born 1947)

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Ann Gardner's glass mosaic sculpture 'Lebeg' creates a space of meditative beauty in the busy environment of the Washington State Convention Center. The sculpture is made of nine elliptical pendants that are covered with thousands of pieces of translucent and reflective glass. It hangs in the 85-foot tall atrium and slowly moves (attached to a motor), casting colors throughout the space.



About the artwork's title, Gardner notes that "Lebeg is a Hungarian word meaning ‘slight movement in the air'. I dedicated the sculpture to David Gulassa, a steel fabricator for this project [and friend] who passed away recently in a kayaking accident. His name is of Hungarian heritage and I wanted to honor his memory in this way."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Ann Gardner creates sculptures using glass and mosaic materials. Her works explore pattern and rhythm in organic forms. She studied ceramics and fine art at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic

Medium

Glass mosaic, concrete, steel, and terrazzo

Dimensions

144 in x 16 1/2 in (each, nine pendants)

ID Number

WSAC1997.077.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State Convention Center

Artwork Location

Washington State Convention Center
Lobby atrium

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Other

Address

705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Geo. Coordinates

47.611783 | -122.332712

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