Friday, April 23, 2010
Public art project: "Match Game" bench still on view in downtown Olympia at 222 Capitol Way N
In 2009, I was one of 5 artists selected to decorate a bench for the downtown Olympia bench project sponsored by the PBIA (Parking & Business Improvement Area board).
The photo-based design features shots I've taken around
Olympia over the past 8 years and includes such Oly favorites as
the Artesian Well on 4th, the Farmer's Market, and Capitol Lake.
It's titled the "Match Game" because the photo montage is comprised of 28 pairs of images mixed-up on the bench so viewers can play a game by finding the matching pairs. Some are easy to find, while others present a bit of a challenge, making it a fun game for all ages.
If you haven't had a chance to check it out before, it is installed in front of the scrumptious Bread Peddler, at 222 Capitol Way N - between State and Olympia Aves, and across from the Olympia Community Center.