Five Corners roundabout project artwork

By Jane Schindler | Aug 01, 2013

I attended the Edmonds Arts Commission July 25 meeting to review three artists’ offerings for artwork for the Five Corners Project .

As an interested resident, my vote?    Reject all three for the roundabout and start over.

I prefer a natural setting with trees, shrubs, and flowers that would provide continuity with the sidewalk/curbside theme.  A natural setting would also support the beautiful flower baskets and planting in the downtown corridor.

To me, all the selections didn’t reflect the natural environmental elements of Edmonds, but made me feel it was a contest of who can create a “bigger spectacle” for drivers to endure.

I’m a frequent traveler using the Five Corner corridor, and evergreen trees, shrubs, flowers, and rockery would be a relaxing sight after a taxing commute on I-5 etc.

Remember, this project is surrounded by an established large neighborhood of homes that support nature in all its glory.   As the saying goes,  "Keep it simple."

Council, please take time to ponder the consequences of a rushed decision, because the Art Commission is designated as the authority of art selections.

It’s amazing how citizens can come up with splendid ideas.   Please take time to review the artists’ creations, and express your opinions at the upcoming council meetings.

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