A wall-mounted sculpture invokes natural and mathematical patterns.
Inspired by the Fibonacci sequence in mathematics, Susan Zoccola’s Bloom spans five stories of an exterior wall at King County Metro Transit’s parking garage for the Atlantic Central Base.
The massive relief sculpture is set on a grid based on the Golden Mean, the theory of proportion that dates back to ancient Greece, and features a series of spirals derived from Fibonacci’s numbers. Its curves echo the natural shapes of flowers and pinecones, bringing an organic element to the surrounding industrial district. Wall perforations and large domes give the work additional dimension, and a trio of aluminum light fixtures illuminate it at night.Zoccola designed the piece with the setting in mind. “The integrated spiral shapes work formally and conceptually with the curves of freeway ramps, bus wheels, and plant growth,” she says.
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About the Location
Atlantic/Central Base The Atlantic/Central Base is a 24-hour employee services center for King County’s Department of Metro Transit. It combines two bus bases—Atlantic and Central—where some 1,200 drivers and other staff pick up route assignments, take breaks between shifts, socialize, train, and stock up on supplies. Buses and trolleys have been serviced at this site since 1941.…
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