The studio is honored that it has been selected by Seattle Housing Authority for the Artist Works Program at Yesler Terrace, a 2-year project centered on creating a permanent, site-specific sculpture at Yesler Terrace rooted in deep community engagement.
A current major flood would not directly affect La Conner if all levees remained intact, but by the 2080s with the same kind of event La Conner could be an island 1/3 its current size, with the schools, and fire department underwater.
Humans make decisions primarily by emotion and recent experience. Cognition is secondary. Climate change danger demands we step up to overcome this tendency. We need to connect the dots. Our children will have to decide who gets levees/sea walls and who doesn’t. There will be massive construction and destruction everywhere by water. But if history is proof, the rich will be protected and the poor will suffer. Rebar, concrete, money and lumber will be at the core of a last ditch effort. Use the chalk, be a kid, and connect the dots between each of the four markers.
Spring to Fall 2016
George Lee Studio
Funded by City of Seattle
Build community and deter youth violence in the everyday streets of Brighton/Othello/Rainier Beach by building "City of Faces" an outdoor hanging installation of cast human face bird houses. Thirty local youth will learn about local birds and their nesting needs, and then choose one to make a bird house for with their face as the front, their mouth as the entrance hole. Generously funded by City of Seattle Arts and Cultural Affairs.
It will be located in Angel Morgan P-Patch Community Garden, located along busy Greenway along 42nd ave s and Morgan, just south of Aki Kurose Middle School. Youth will be compensated $15 honorariums upon completion, learn about birds in depth, and have the chance to assist in the installation. New partnerships will be formed with several youth organizations in these neighborhoods to build a foundation for future arts and cultural projects.