Wednesday, October 13, 2010
"International Fountain" at Seattle Center
Courtesy of http://www.pbase.com/image/47261444
While attending the Bite of Seattle at Seattle Center, the International Fountain was of particular interest to me. To describe it in its entirety, it is a large circular depression into the earth with a small dome at its center. Spewing out of the dome is water. Around the fountain is a park. The park and fountain together act as a public gathering place.
The fountain's connection with the earth though, is that the fountain's water is returned and used as a watering system for the park. The fountain's round shape, can also be symbolic of the earth and the water returning to its earth can give the designation to the fountain as the "mother". As many pieces in art show, there is a strong appeal to the contrast of male and female and their role and connection to nature (Overlay).
For more info: http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/location/detail.asp?VE_VenueNum=244
Posted by W.K. at 12:49 PM