Troy Block

Troy Block

Lead Pencil Studio

City Fragment

The almost ghost-like sculpture changes dramatically depending on the time of day and Seattle’s weather.

Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by Steve Hanson.

Located in the courtyard at the top of the Boren hillclimb, Lead Pencil Studio’s sculpture is constructed of thousands of small, blackened stainless-steel rods seemingly hovering in space. Resembling smaller-scale architecture that develops organically over decades—newspaper stands, kiosks, transit stops—City Fragment mirrors the reinvention of its South Lake Union neighborhood, from industrial warehouses to high-rise offices and residential towers. What is a memory for some is only an abstract idea for those who moved here recently.
 
 
Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by @wiseknave.
Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by Steve Hanson.
Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by Steve Hanson.
Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by @wiseknave.
Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by @wiseknave.
Lead Pencil Studio | Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo. City Fragment, 2017. Stainless-steel, integrated lighting. Photo by @wiseknave.