Gateway
Kirkland City Hall Annex, Kirkland, WA
2009 • Bronze •
8' x 7'4" x 1"

Decorative screen depicts Kirkland’s role as the gateway to the west across Lake Washington. The Kirkland Shipyards built and launched most of the inland ferries that gave people a more direct route to and from Seattle. Using photographs of Kirkland from the 1930s, I designed a screen that evokes the dynamic westward flow of energy and the “hands” of the pier that set the ferries upon the water. Also included is imagery of the economic engines of the forests, the timber industry and the water-fed mountains. The community of Kirkland heralded the coming of people and goods from the east.