Fire Tower
Fire Station #28, Seattle, WA
2010 • bronze, cast resin, LED lights • 3.5' x 8' x 3'5'

A four-sided tower reminiscent of the once ubiquitous Seattle fire towers that kept watch on and sounded the alarm to neighborhoods throughout the city. The tower depicts the history and the heroism of the Seattle Fire Department in four bas-relief panels representing downtown, the great fire, the waterfront, and the history of the Station #28 neighborhood (Rainier Valley/Columbia City). The sculpture’s shape, while mimicking the original Station #28’s tower, is also suggestive of an Asian garden lantern. The glow from LED lights in the cupola windows helps light the landscape surrounding the station at night.