Safety Cones at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

Oh we have many more adventures of this past weekend at the Olympic Sculpture Park to come soon, but for now, enjoy the pics of the new installation!!! Glaze and pigmented cast fiberglass “Safety Cones” by Dennis Oppenheim! They will be on show at the Olympic Sculpture Park from May through October 2008.

Here is a message from SAM:

“A recent work, it is one in a long line of public installations by this veteran artist that playfully manipulates scale and everyday objects. By hijacking a banal and ubiquitous street safety icon and amplifying it to heroic proportions, it claims the whole park as a site where heightened caution and care should be taken — a sly pitch for a greater awareness of the space that surrounds us.”

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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Ratio
14 years ago

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Ratio!!

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