Lynnwood unveils public art for its new rec center

Seattle artist Susan Zoccola has been selected to create the outdoor public art for the new Lynnwood Recreation Center, which is slated to open next April.

The artwork will consist of three sculptural towers made of blue resin and steel, and will be lit from the inside with LED lights.

Zoccola was selected from among 57 artists who submitted proposals. Her large scale art pieces can also be seen at Seattle Center and Sea-Tac Airport.

Per city ordinance, one percent of the construction budget is dedicated to public art. Zoccola’s contract is worth up to $130,000.

Zoccola says her concept is inspired by water, primary the center’s pools and saunas:

“The sculpture is intended to function as a beacon/identifier during all hours; the watery visual quality of the resin will intrigue viewers, encouraging closer inspection and play. The changes in these pieces from daylight to nighttime illumination will make them interesting as well as welcoming – a ‘nightlight’ in front of a busy public facility. The intent is to create a fun, beautiful piece that engages a wide audience at all hours.”

Rendering of the sculptures at night
  1. I'm wondering how bright the sculpture will be, since the surrounding area is primarily residential. There is so much light pollution as it is. 🙁

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