Before Seattle became a thriving urban metropolis, there was an endless forest of predominately Douglas Fir. The 11’ X 30’ sculptural form gracing the Northeast entrance to Kinects offers a memory of that ancient forest. As one passes beneath tensioned lines of colorful reflectors one catches a glimpse of a giant elliptical form, an abstracted Pseudotsuga cone.
Blurring the boundaries between art, architecture and conceptual / environmental projects, John Fleming, a national artist based in Seattle, is profoundly influenced with respect for the natural world. Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse – these are qualities inherent in the materials of his work, letting the natural characteristics speak for themselves and the important stories to tell.