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Seattle George Monument, 1989

Buster Simpson
(American, born 1942)

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

In Buster Simpson's sculpture, Chief Seattle's silhouette supports invasive ivy as the wind vane profile of George Washington cuts a self-portrait.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Buster Simpson creates conceptual sculptures and public art installations with an emphasis on our relationship to urban growth, the structure of our communities, and our interaction with the environment.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Steel, aluminum, paint, plastic, glass, vegetation, and wind

Dimensions

28 ft x 12 ft x 12 ft

ID Number

WSAC1988.035.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State Convention Center

Artwork Location

Washington State Convention Center
Outdoor plaza - accessible through 4th floor

WA County

King

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Other

Address

705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Geo. Coordinates

47.611391 | -122.331683

Before Visiting

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To report an error or provide additional information, please contact us at collections@arts.wa.gov.