Finding trees outside the forest

The Pacific Northwest is made up of one part water, one part mountain and one part forest. We now know that water can be damaged in so many ways. Even mountains can be diminished and literally taken down by mining operations. Trees can be logged, burned in forest fires and destroyed by disease. We need trees to help cleanse our air and they need to be respected and cared for. Artists help convey the message of stewardship throughout the region.

I was thrilled to find this display in the Safeway grocery store in downtown Bellevue, Washington. The artwork by children filled an entire wall and was accompanied by professionally designed text. Thumbs up to those fifth-grade students and teachers involved in the National Arbor Day poster contest, Trees are Terrific.

Mosaic column by Peter de Lory, Sea-Tac Airport

Seattle photographer, Peter de Lory produced this glass mosaic column in Sea-Tac Airport's newly renovated facility. In fact $12 million dollars was allocated from the multi-billion dollar ten-year building project. Jolene Cullen, Sea-Tac's art program manager explained, "We do it to enhance the passengers' experience." The airport has long collected art but now it shines.

Here, here! For those of us caught in airports for hours on end it is a treat to have a wealth of artwork to explore and enjoy. Click on the title to take you to Visualingual's blog about the nine columns. Her photos are fantastic!
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