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Still Spinning

Al Price

Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station

An exacting sculpture made of spoked wheels only seems kinetic—set into apparent motion by light and perspective.

Al Price. Still Spinning, 2017. Stainless steel. Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station, Bellevue. King County Public Art Collection. Photo by @wiseknave.

In Al Price’s Still Spinning, 435 stainless steel spoked wheels dance in the light and appear to set in motion a 4,200 square-foot concrete retaining wall. Meticulously arranged, their shapes conjure the precise grace of a bicycle race, the choreographed action of bodies and mass.

Made from 75–80% recycled material, the polished sculpture casts ever-shifting shadows. Though the wheels are in fact fixed, the synchronized geometric patterns they form in the sunlight change perpetually. Likewise, viewers passing by on their way to the transfer station trigger further movement with their shifting perspectives.
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Al Price. Still Spinning, 2017. Stainless steel. King County Public Art Collection. Photo by @wiseknave.
Al Price. Still Spinning, 2017. Stainless steel. King County Public Art Collection. Photo by @wiseknave.
Al Price. Still Spinning, 2017. Stainless steel. King County Public Art Collection. Photo by @wiseknave.

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Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station

The original Factoria Transfer Station was built in the mid-1960s, but in 2017 a new LEED-Gold building replaced it, providing a larger, modern facility designed to meet the needs of our growing region well into the future. The 80,000 square-foot station surpasses national sustainability standards. Compared with the old building, it saves 1.3 million gallons…

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