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Grey Whale Garden in Magnuson Park, Seattle

Grey Whale Garden in Magnuson Park, Seattle
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The Grey Whale Garden spouts grass from its mosaic body, swimming and partially submerged in the ground. Steve Roche, Clare Dohna, Elaine Summers, and Anthony Kaufmann created the creature, helped by numerous volunteers, in the Children’s Garden of Magnuson Park’s Magnuson Community Garden, Seattle, Washington. The Starbucks Neighborhood Parks Grant funded the project. The Children’s garden was designed and inspired by children of local neighborhoods, and 400 volunteers created the ideas (City of Seattle 1995 – 2008; Magnuson Community Garden and Seattle Parks and Recreation (Exhibit Sign) 2007).

Grey Whale Garden

The Grey Whale Garden is one of my favorite places in Magnuson Park, and there’s a lot of cool stuff there. But, let’s face it: a mosaic whale whose eye greets you when you walk into the garden takes the cake. Below are photos.

Eye of Grey Whale Garden

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Whale Eye by Shari Maria Silverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.This eye is the first thing you see if you walk into the garden from the shady path (there are a lot of paths). This eye is the first thing you see if you walk into the garden from the shady path (there are a lot of paths).

Spout with Tail in Grey Whale Garden

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Whale Tail with Spout by Shari Maria Silverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.The grey whale garden spouts tall grass in the upper left corner. The grey whale garden spouts tall grass in the upper left corner.

Grey Whale Garden Tail

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Whale Tail by Shari Maria Silverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.Whale Tail

Grey Whale Garden Mosaic Close-up

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Whale Tail Mosaic by Shari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.Close-up of mosaic work on whale tail. Close-up of mosaic work on whale tail.

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More information on the Magnuson Children’s Garden

References

City of Seattle
1995 – 2008 Children’s Garden in Magnuson Community Garden. Seattle.gov (unknown post date). Electronic document, http://www.seattle.gov/magnusongarden/Child/Childrens.htm, accessed April 25, 2013.

Magnuson Community Garden and Seattle Parks and Recreation
2007 Grey Whale Sculpture. Magnuson Community Garden. Exhibit Sign.

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Grey Whale Garden in Magnuson Park, Seattle by Shari Maria Silverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


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