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STart Art Guide -- Beacon Hill Station
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STart Art Guide -- Beacon Hill Station

Kite pictogram for the Beacon Hill station.

at Beacon Avenue and Lander Street, Seattle

 
What the Naked Molerat Saw by Bill Bell, on display at the Beacon Hill station.

What the Naked Molerat Saw by Bill Bell – visible approaching tunnel platform

Riders approaching the Beacon Hill platform can see a flash of playing cards through the train windows and decide whether they have a good hand that day. Random images change throughout the day.

Space Forms by Dan Corson, on display at the Beacon Hill station.

Space Forms by Dan Corson – located on the platforms

Brightly colored translucent sculptures suspended over the waiting area ask the questions: Are these forms giant floating creatures in space? Microscopic creatures floating under a microscope?

Portals by Dan Carson, on display at the Beacon Hill station.

Portals by Dan Corson – located on the platform concourse

The questioning of scale and origin continues in a wall of portals with images from the Hubble telescope, a microscope and the deep sea.

Common Threads-Community Patterns by Carl Smool, on display at the Beacon Hill station.

Common Threads-Community Patterns by Carl Smool – located on the plaza

Textile patterns from the cultures and heritage of Beacon Hill residents appear in etched "carpets" in the plaza's granite walkway, announcing the station entrance. An Aztec-patterned vent screen on the north wall is dedicated to El Centro de La Raza, which provided its title: The Mexica Journey… A Beacon: Unidad, Resistencia and Hope.