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Gloria Bornstein, Garden
Seattle`s Public Art: Gloria Bornstein, Neototems Children`s Garden

Gloria Bornstein, Neototems Children`s Garden. The maze garden is a small corner plaza and transitional space for pedestrians passing from the Science Pavilion and the Children`s Theater at the Seattle Center -- a mixed-use park. The design of the whale garden is derived from a Salish Indian legend of whales swimming beneath the site, connecting the city`s two major waterways. The centerpiece of the garden is a baby whale tail water feature, part of the artist`s sculptural pod of whales installed at the International Fountain area in 1995. Low native plantings, pruned to children`s height for safety, are shaped and colored to resemble tidal pools. The garden is a field for the imagination where children can explore and take risks. Produced for the Seattle Channel by John Forsen with support from the Mayor`s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

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