Public Art City of Shoreline #23: Redwood Lantern

Monday, October 9, 2017

Photo by Diane Hettrick

City of Shoreline Public Art Collection
Shoreline City Hall courtyard, 17500 Midvale Ave N
Donation to the City by Dr. Bruce and JoAnn Amundson and an anonymous donor 2014

Redwood Lantern  Bruce Johnson, artist. Redwood, copper, stained glass

Artist's statement: The lantern theme is recurrent in California sculptor Bruce Johnson’s work. This one has three lenses recessed into copper clad openings. The main body of the lantern is salvaged old growth curly redwood. The copper clad roof and base forms are beautifully scalloped and textured, embodying unique form and elegant craft. From his secluded studio on the Sonoma coast, Johnson has created large-scale redwood sculpture for collections around the world. His work strives to connect to the beauty and harmony found in nature while marking a place with artwork using the fine detail found in sacred architecture.

--Text courtesy City of Shoreline


Anonymous,  October 10, 2017 at 1:13 PM  

Thanks for the explanation - I thought this was a "'shroom" - in honor of all the toadstools and other fungi to be found in Shoreline...

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