Courtesy: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
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4 (Where shall I go ahead?)

Seattle, Washington

Bill Will

Union Square Triangle, S. Jackson St & 3rd Ave S, Seattle, Washington, 98104
Date:  2001
Placement:  sidewalks
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  granite (rock)
Description:  The intersection of South Jackson Street and Third Avenue South creates a triangular open space for the twenty-three evenly arranged granite cubes that make up Bill Will's piece "4 (Where shall I go ahead?)." The artwork's unusual title is based on Morse Code, using the number four as a time-saving abbreviation for the question in parentheses. The question is aptly posed amid the many transportation options available nearby. Inscribed with a series of images and texts that refer to the history of the railroad and the surrounding neighborhood, the cubes form an appropriate place to take in the hustle and bustle of pedestrians and traffic around the historic Union Station or simply serve as a convenient place to rest while waiting for the bus.

Funding: City of Seattle

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