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Seattle Cloud Cover

Photo: Paul Macapia

Seattle Cloud Cover

design approved 2004; fabrication completed 2006

Teresita Fernández

American, born 1968

Teresita Fernández's glass bridge Seattle Cloud Cover incorporates images of the changing sky discovered in nature and art. Fernandez's first permanent publicly sited work invites viewers to take cover or look beneath to the railroad below, while at the same time experiencing the images of Seattle's changing skies, as seen through saturated color photographs sandwiched between glass. In the visual layering of nature and art—both within Fernandez's imagery, and in the relationship of the bridge to its setting—one recognizes how images of nature influence the way we see it. Fully integrated in the park's construction, the bridge provides safe access over the railroad, and on sunny days, the park's path is brightened by colored light.
Laminated glass with photographic design interlayer
approx. 9 ft. 6 in. x 200 ft. x 6 ft. 3 in.
Olympic Sculpture Park Art Acquisition Fund, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
2006.140
Photo: Paul Macapia
location
Now on view at the Olympic Sculture Park

I want you to feel like you are moving through a landscape painting or movie rather than within the landscape itself, blurring the lines between your presence as participant and observer.

Teresita Fernández

Resources

Published ReferencesCorrin, Lisa Graziose et al. "Olympic Sculpture Park." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 2007, illus. on frontispiece, pp. 56-57

Kangas, Matthew, "Sculpture", October 2007, Vol 26, No. 8

Borrello, Brian. Arts Master Plan: King County Regional Trails System. 4Culture, 2014; p. 31, reproduced.

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