“Sequence/Consequence” reinstalled at Westlake and Olive

It’s back! After a five-year absence, SuttonBeresCuller’s (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) subterranean neon artwork –titled Sequence/Consequence– has been reinstalled at the Seattle Streetcar’s Westlake Hub station. The artwork, embedded in the sidewalk at the stop at Westlake and Olive Way, was damaged by flooding caused by a severe rainstorm in the fall of 2009.

The neon sculpture is twisted into the form of a double helix and sits just below the sidewalk’s surface. If you look down through transparent hatch cover, the animated light artwork appears to spiral downward into the ground.

The double helix is a befitting symbol for the cluster of biotech and medical research centers in the nearby South Lake Union neighborhood. The artists designed the artwork so that mirrors would “skew the perceptions of depth and size, creating a seemingly endless field of light.” Watch a time-lapse video of the installation in progress.

Sequence/Consequence was commissioned with Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds.