Safety Cones by Dennis Oppenheim - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 47° 36.914 W 122° 21.312
10T E 548455 N 5273737
Quick Description: There are 5 of these huge, 20' tall safety cones located throughout the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle Washington.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2008 8:35:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM3V9Y
The OSP information about the piece and artist says this:
"A recent work, it is one in a long line of public installations by this veteran artist that playfully manipulates everyday objects. By hijacking a banal and ubiquitous street safety icon and amplifying it to heroic portions, 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."
The sculpture was created in 2007 and place in the park in May of 2008.
Title: Safety Cones
Artist: Dennis Oppenheim
Placement Date: May 2008
Type of Object: Safety cone
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park
Material: glazed and pigmented cast fiberglass
Website: Not listed
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