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Bio Boulevard + Water Molecule

Buster Simpson

Brightwater

This iconic gateway sculpture follows the path of water from its essence to its reclamation.

Buster Simpson. Bio Boulevard and Water Molecule (detail), 2011. Painted steel and concrete. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Jon Kamita

As one of the planning artists on the Brightwater project, sculptor and environmental artist Buster Simpson contributed to the Art Master Plan that guided all of the site’s artwork. He also created the iconic Bio Boulevard and Water Molecule. Located at the entry to the Brightwater plant, the work exemplifies art as poetic utility, embodying both the process that wastewater goes through on the site and the application of holistic water resource management.
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Buster Simpson. Bio Boulevard and Water Molecule (detail), 2011. Painted steel and concrete. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Jon Kamita
Buster Simpson. Bio Boulevard and Water Molecule (detail), 2011. Painted steel and concrete. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Ned Ahrens
Buster Simpson. Bio Boulevard and Water Molecule (detail), 2011. Painted steel and concrete. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection.
 
 
 

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Brightwater

Science, art, design, and ecology come together at Brightwater, one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world. Located north of Woodinville, WA, Brightwater comprises a park, a community gathering space, an exhibition hall, and a scientific learning laboratory in addition to the structures that house technical operations. Throughout the site, integrated and portable…

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