The Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail allows you to mix a little culture with your nature. Look for these art installations along (or near...
The Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail allows you to mix a little culture with your nature. Look for these art installations along (or near) the route:
“Flora Images” by Peter de Lory, along entire trail. These colorful enamel-on-steel signs guide visitors. The artist, who makes his home in the Longfellow neighborhood, started with photographic images of plants he found along the creek, including horsetail, elderberry and lupine.
“Looking at a Watershed” by Kay Kirkpatrick, Southwest Precinct police station, Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Webster Street. The public can view the art outside the building and enter the building from Webster Street to see related interior installations. Examples:
• “Streambed Memories” (located on the south side of the building): Scattered leaves and streambed patterns.
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• “Waterprints” (on the east side of the building): Windows change throughout the day like the water’s surface.
Delridge Library art, 5423 Delridge Way S.W. (one block east of the trail). Trillium, huckleberry, bunchberry and bleeding heart of hand-forged steel were inspired by visits to Longfellow Creek. Original drawings and plant information are located on the interior walls of the library.
“Salmon Bone Bridge” by Lorna Jordan, down steps from Southwest Genesee Street, west of 26th Avenue Southwest.
“Dragonfly Pavilion” by Lorna Jordan, 28th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Dakota Street. Built as an outdoor classroom, this painted steel structure evokes the possibility of encounters with creatures along the creek.
Gateways by community members (artwork carved and inset into cement panels) and Paul Sorey (steel structure), at Roxhill Park. Scenes depict flora and fauna on gateways arching over entrance points to the trail. (If you would like to help make a gateway, contact Kate Stannard at 206-923-0917, Ext. 111).