Lynn Di Nino
King County District Court, West Division - Shoreline Courthouse
An assembly of impartial animals stands ready to pass judgement.
Lynn Di Nino’s The Jury has 12 jurors and one alternate—but they’re a group of purple and blue animals perched above the entrance to King County’s Shoreline Courthouse. In rendering these forms—a moose, bear, raccoon, deer, and great blue heron among them—Di Nino set out “to capture the essence of the animal through its recognizable silhouette, but also to portray humor,” she said upon completing the work.Born in Roswell, NM, and based in Tacoma, WA, Di Nino is a sculptor who works with a wide array of materials, including household objects, and she frequently creates animal shapes to convey social ideas. De Nino began showing her work in the early 1970s and it has since exhibited throughout Washington state as well as in Oregon, Colorado, California, Japan, and elsewhere. She was an active member of the 1970s wearable art group Friends of the Rag.