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This is a 1912 statue by James Wehn of Seattle's native leader, Sealth, for whom Seattle is named. I shot this 4th "peek-a-boo with the Space Needle using his image to serve as a new visual foundation for the city's current symbol. The surrounding contemporary communication dishes seemed to pull down something important to say. Surely we are tuning SOMETHING in with all those sattelite disks and the Space Needle's reception. What greeting would we hear from Sealth today on this spot at Tilikum Place near Seattle Center if he could see how the setting has changed since his day when it was a meadow with a wide path from one village to another running through it. Would he have cooperated with European's who relegated him and the other natives to reservation land away from their birthplaces? Could he have possibly seen that Grey's Anatomy would film exteriors here? Seattle Sealth Tilikum Fischer+PlazaSpace+Needle Seattle+Center Chief+Seattle Chief+Sealth Duwamish Suwamish Tilikum+Placesattelite+dish