Neon lighting elements, Western Red Cedar
Installed in Westlake Park in Seattle
64 x 64 x 20 feet
Cranes is a temporary neon light installation in the tree canopy above Westlake Park that represents the explosion of construction cranes in the Seattle skyline. The mast and jib from commercial construction tower cranes are represented as glowing crossed lines suspended in midair, while the angled boom from crawler cranes extends up tree branches towering above the park. Cranes is a reaction to the many dichotomies of Seattle including the art scene and the tech scene, the constructed world and nature, and public spaces and private development.