Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center

Beliz Brother

Bridge

Exterior artwork for the Norm Maleng Building by Beliz Brother is incorporated into the bridge structure over 9th Avenue and addresses the healing process through the use of glimmering surfaces, lighting and flowing structure.

© 2008 Beliz Brother, Bridge, Titanium and stainless steel (fabrication). Photo courtesy of the artist.

The artwork Bridge is a trio of works: a monumental, titanium sculpture that covers the underside the building over Ninth Avenue, minimalist stainless steel poles that are reminiscent of a waterfall on the west side of the street, and an installation of blue L.E.D lights that wash the fritted glass façade on the northern side of the building. Inspiration for the artwork came from the physical and metaphorical properties of water. The physical qualities of water are constantly changing—swiftly flowing, falling, or settling within a calm and tranquil pool. Because of its physical properties and its importance to all living things, water is often used as a metaphor for life in art and garden design.
 
 
© 2008 Beliz Brother, Bridge, Titanium and stainless steel. Photo by Ned Ahrens
© 2008 Beliz Brother, Bridge, Titanium and stainless steel (detail), Photo by Clare McLean
© 2008 Beliz Brother, Bridge, Titanium and stainless steel (detail). Photo by Ned Ahrens
© 2008 Beliz Brother, Bridge, Titanium and stainless steel (fabrication). Photo courtesy of the artist.
 
 
 
 

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