Friday, February 22, 2008

City Light City Bright


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This is a sample of Nancy Blum's lovely floral hatchcover design. It seems there is always art underfoot in Seattle. (Ms. Blum's flowery designs are also to be found in a beautiful wall installation at the SeaTac Airport.) This is a color photo of her City Light City Bright motif shot at night down by the waterfront in available light, with no post processing. You might remember this other fantastic hatchcover design by Nathan Jackson, called "Keet,"Tlingit word for killer whale. There are other designs out there, so keep your eyes peeled. Some people like to do rubbings of these, but please be careful of traffic if you try that!

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6 comments:

Ineke said...

that is beautiful

Bibi said...

Hi! I've seen these all over, and am now even more surprised to know that "keet" means "whale" in Tlingit. In the Serbian language, the same word pronounced "keet" also means "whale". Now THAT'S interesting!

American Fork said...

I love it. What beautiful details on something that is usually mundane.

Felicia said...

I'm so glad that you are showing up on the portal now! And I do remember the other hatchcover - such beautiful functional art pieces.

SeattleEats said...

Great shot! I love the use of light in the photo.

Don'tKillTheMessenger said...

You can see more of the hatchcover designs and learn about the artists from this Seattle City Light program at http://www.seattle.gov/light/Neighborhoods/nh4_art.htm