Public Art City of Shoreline #16: Portrait of Shoreline in Time and Space

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Photo by Steven H. Robinson


City of Shoreline Public Art Collection
N 175th and 185th and Aurora
1% for Art Program and Aurora Avenue project funds 2011

Portrait of Shoreline in Time and Space  Ellen Sollod, artist. Stainless steel and fused glass sidewalk inlays

Artist’s statement: A Portrait of Shoreline in Time and Space presents a scientific, mathematical and symbolic depiction of the city. A stylized "clock" at 175th places Shoreline at Pacific Standard Time (PST) in relation to Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

At 185th, the city’s place in the world is depicted through its latitude and longitude on the southeast corner and its zip codes and area codes across the street.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

True east, north and west are presented at different corners with the direction's initial and an arrow.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The history of growing cranberries in pre-settlement times is suggested through three clusters on 175th near the bank.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

And, for fun, duck feet march their way across the sidewalk in two locations, referencing Shoreline's adjacency to the Sound.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

For interest, cast blue glass insets add color and sparkle at each location. The mirrored-back disks reflect light during the day and capture the ambient light of street lights at night. All of the inlays are surrounded by dark glitter-crete for added accent.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

--Text courtesy City of Shoreline



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