Dan Webb, Gnome, 2011
© Dan Webb, Gnome, Artist’s Proposal Rendering, 2011, Watercolor on paper, image courtesy of the artist

Gnome, Dan Webb's cast aluminum and fabricated steel sculpture is located in what is the prominent "side yard" of the Bellevue Pump Station, highly visible to the surrounding residential neighborhood. The sculpture consists of four interdependent elements: a life-size figurative gnome, a sculpted cloud, a network of pipes, and an outcropping of mushrooms.

The artist describes his thinking behind the artwork: "The use of any resource requires a source and a destination for that resource once its use is over. But a destination isn’t an end. This artwork illustrates interdependence by connecting elements of sky (cloud), animal (gnome), and plant (mushrooms) through the resource of water, an element primary to each. The artwork connectivity metaphor is extended beyond the cloud, gnome and mushroom to include the architecture/infrastructure as well."

Dan Webb, Gnome, 2011
© Dan Webb, Gnome, 2011, Cast aluminum and painted steel, King County Public Art Collection

Gnome, Dan Webb's cast aluminum and fabricated steel sculpture is located in what is the prominent "side yard" of the Bellevue Pump Station, highly visible to the surrounding residential neighborhood. The sculpture consists of four interdependent elements: a life-size figurative gnome, a sculpted cloud, a network of pipes, and an outcropping of mushrooms.

The artist describes his thinking behind the artwork: "The use of any resource requires a source and a destination for that resource once its use is over. But a destination isn’t an end. This artwork illustrates interdependence by connecting elements of sky (cloud), animal (gnome), and plant (mushrooms) through the resource of water, an element primary to each. The artwork connectivity metaphor is extended beyond the cloud, gnome and mushroom to include the architecture/infrastructure as well."

Dan Webb, Gnome, 2011
© Dan Webb, Gnome, 2011, Cast aluminum and painted steel, King County Public Art Collection

Gnome, Dan Webb's cast aluminum and fabricated steel sculpture is located in what is the prominent "side yard" of the Bellevue Pump Station, highly visible to the surrounding residential neighborhood. The sculpture consists of four interdependent elements: a life-size figurative gnome, a sculpted cloud, a network of pipes, and an outcropping of mushrooms.

The artist describes his thinking behind the artwork: "The use of any resource requires a source and a destination for that resource once its use is over. But a destination isn’t an end. This artwork illustrates interdependence by connecting elements of sky (cloud), animal (gnome), and plant (mushrooms) through the resource of water, an element primary to each. The artwork connectivity metaphor is extended beyond the cloud, gnome and mushroom to include the architecture/infrastructure as well."

Collection: Bellevue Pump Station Bellevue, WA

Gnome, by artist Dan Webb, tells the story of the water processed through the Bellevue Pump Station and reflects the interdependence of earth, air, water and life cycles.