Courtesy: Lorna Jordan
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Dragonfly Garden

Seattle, Washington

Lorna Jordan (

Longfellow Creek Watershed: Near 28th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Dakota St., 28th Avenue SW and SW Dakota Street, Seattle, Washington, 98106
Owner:  Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Date:  2006
Placement:  trails
Artwork Type:  outdoor sculpture, public sculpture, installations (visual works)
Material:  stainless steel, concrete, terrazzo, plant material
Description:  Lorna Jordan's Dragonfly Garden serves as a dramatic entry and overlook to Longfellow Creek and initiates a journey into the Longfellow Creek Watershed. A large red-bronze sculptural dragonfly hovers over a terrazzo seating area. Surrounding the seating area are wing-shaped water-wise garden areas demonstrating salmon friendly and water-wise gardening techniques. The artwork serves as an outdooroor classroom and highlights Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) educational message at the site. The dragonfly is an indicator species, signifying the environmental health of a habitat. The artwork emphasizes the restoration of Longfellow Creek watershed's environmental health over which SPU has stewardship responsibilities with its drainage and Combined Sewer Outflow control.

Funding Source: Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art and construction funds.

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