Media: Cast Bronze, Copper-nickel pipe, metal stains, colored concrete
Dimensions: Plaza 12’ x 12’ plus path; sculpture 144” x 48” x 36”.
Commissioned by: The King County Housing Authority for the Greenbridge Housing Development
The Rainbrella garden bench and umbrella reference an adjacent Bioswale, which drains storm water from the Greenbridge development. There are Bioswale plant images and text on the umbrella and an illustration of the water cycle on the oval bench. The plaza color mirrors the bright hues of nearby buildings. Local school children provided answers to this question, visible on the edge of the bench seat: “Hello Raindrop, Where in the World Have You Been?” Their sentences were cast into 43 bronze raindrops of varying sizes, and inset into the orange raindrop-shaped plaza and its curving pathway. This small park is located across the street from an Early Learning Center and one block from an elementary school.