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Eye Benches I, II, and III - Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 36.909 W 122° 21.303
10T E 548466 N 5273728
Quick Description: These three sets of benches were donated to the Olympic Sculpture Park after the artist, Louise Bourgeois, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum to design a fountain for the park.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2008 1:04:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TV3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member yraMC600
Views: 23

Long Description:
When the Seattle Art Museum commissioned Louise Bourgeois to do a major fountain for the Olympic Sculpture Park, the artist added these functional sculptures as her gift to the park. The benches were designed by Bourgeois and carved by Italian stone masons from black Zimbabwe granite.

On two of the sets, there is a space carved out of the back of the eyeballs where the person sits, and on the third set, there is a small bench at the front corner of the eye.
Artist: Louise Bourgeois

Date Placed: 2007

Materials Used:
Granite


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