Artists selected for South Park public art identifier project

Working in partnership with King County and the Office of Economic Development, the Office of Arts & Culture has awarded a commission for a neighborhood identifier artwork to Diane Hansen and Jennifer Wedderman. Hansen and Weddermann will work closely with the South Park community to develop a series of identifiers and/or wayfinding artworks that celebrates South Park and its business district along 14th Avenue S.

Diane Hansen is a sculptor and member of the Pilchuck Glass School since 1990. She recently completed a public art installation, Lock-On Tacoma, for Sound Transit in Tacoma. Diane creates work in which the viewer is also a participant, and often pulls from the community in which the work is placed for participation.

Jennifer Weddermann is a licensed architect with a strong emphasis in functionality and sustainability. Along with being a LEED Accredited Professional, she is also a metal artist, combining tradition al blacksmithing techniques with modern laser cutting to fabricate furnishings, public and private art, architectural elements and signage.

King County has contributed funds towards the enhancement of the South Park commercial core solely for physical improvements in the commercial corridor along 14th Avenue S., and will enhance the appearance of South Park’s main retail business district.

Image: Lock-On Tacoma | 2013 | Commissioned by Sound Transit STart | Cast aluminum face plate, steel, glass, metal flake auto enamels

Photo: Terry Rishel