Cornerstones

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1997
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Sandblasted sandstone, cast glass, 24" X 24”.

Thirty-two units of stone inset with glass and designs of native microorganisms are fixed into the sidewalk at intersections along Eastlake Avenue. At each intersection, there is a brightly colored cornerstone inset into the sidewalks of Eastlake Avenue celebrate the native microorganisms that live in the nearby Lake Union and its shores.

Each stone is sandblasted with an image of microorganisms found in Lake Union, four blocks from Eastlake Avenue. Multicolored glass tiles bear the names of the cross streets and point northward. Working with zoologists from the University of Washington, the artist and scientist picked the species that were part of the water and soil ecosystems. 

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Eastlake, Eastlake Ave E between E Galer and Fuhrman Ave E
Seattle

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