Two new 'On the Fence' installations in Edmonds

Oct 17, 2018
Courtesy of: Edmonds Arts Commission “North Wind and Sun,” Naoko Morisawa and Morisawa Studio.

The Edmonds Arts Commission presents two “On the Fence” temporary public art installations: “Cobbled Home” by Mona Smiley Fairbanks and Mimi Sturman, located on Sixth Avenue North on the Civic Field fence, and “The North Wind and The Sun” by Naoko Morisawa and Morisawa Studio, located on the Frances Anderson Center playfied fence at 700 Main St.

“Cobbled Home” takes a look at trees, plants and flowers as nature’s essential source of protection, comfort,and an overall sense of well-being.

The installation is an homage nature’s constant battles with the elements and the politics of money and greed.

The installation has a large nest, which contains small “plant me” pods. In each pod are wildflower seeds.

The public is invited to take a pod and plant flowers at their home.

“The North Wind and The Sun” installation is inspired by the current social and political environment.

The artists said they were reminded of the Aesop fable of “The North Wind and The Sun,” in which the gentleness and kind persuasion of the sun wins where the force and bluster of the north wind fails.

Both exhibits are on display through the end of the year.

For information about temporary public art installations and Edmonds Arts Commission, go to www.edmondsartscommission.org.

 

 

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