Adjacent, Against, Upon

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Concrete, granite, 9’x 25’ x 130'.

"Adjacent, Against, Upon" was one of the first major artworks commissioned by the Seattle Arts Commission. Monumental in scale and unlike what some might consider “art,” it was initially quite controversial. The artwork has since gained popular acceptance and has grown to be an important part of the landscape. The artwork juxtaposes three large granite slabs in different relationships to cast concrete forms.

The granite slabs (30 to 50 tons each) were quarried in the Cascade Mountain Range and transported by rail to Seattle where they were moved to Myrtle Edwards Park by barge and several maritime cranes. The artist supervised the transportation and placement of each block.

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Myrtle Edwards Park , 3130 Alaskan Wy N
Seattle

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