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STart Art Guide -- Columbia City Station
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STart Art Guide -- Columbia City Station

Flying pigeon pictogram for the Columbia City station.

MLK and Edmunds Street, Seattle

 
Garden Windows by Juan Alonso, on display at the Columbia City station.

Garden Windows by Juan Alonso – located on the SE Plaza, Edmunds Street

Organic, plant-like forms illustrate the nature of all things to reach out. A human circulatory system, a freeway system, rivers and roots, all start with a central spine that branches out in different directions. The windows subtly invite riders to "branch out" and explore.

Pride by Norie Sato, on display at the Columbia City station.

Pride by Norie Sato – located on the NW Plaza, Alaska Street

Stone, brick and bronze lions from many cultures guard the entrance of the station's south plaza, ensuring a safe, welcoming journey for patrons. Included is a hand-carved brick lion made in collaboration with master brick carver Mara Smith.

Global Garden Shovel by Victoria Fuller, on display at the Columbia City station.

Global Garden Shovel by Victoria Fuller – located at the NW Plaza, Alaska Street

Gardening and cultivation are universal. Plants, fruits and vegetables from around-the-world intertwine to form a 36-foot-tall bronze shovel digging into the landscape, symbolizing new beginnings and new possibilities.

A Relic in the Garden by Gale McCall, on display at the Columbia City station.

A Relic in the Garden by Gale McCall – located on the platform

Through bronze magnifying glasses and baskets, station visitors are invited to explore a neighborhood of converging cultures and to gather ideas and information about the world.

Sound of Light by Richard C. Elliott, on display at the Columbia City station.

Sound of Light by Richard C. Elliott – located at MLK and Hudson Street

Using sequential panels of primary colors and reflective geometric patterns, the artist created a composition that makes up an ever-changing visual symphony.