Mikyoung Kim Selected for Sellwood Bridge Public Art Project

Above: Artist Mikyoung Kim 

Homepage: Artist Mikyoung Kim, in the background, a detail from her proposal for the public artwork for the Sellwood Bridge.

Posted:

7/6/12

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced today that Boston based artist, Mikyoung Kim, has been selected to create public art for the Sellwood Bridge, slated to open in 2016. The art is funded through the city’s percent for art program and will be owned by the City and maintained by RACC.

Kim, an award-winning international landscape architect and artist has completed projects as diverse civic gardens and municipal playgrounds to large scale parks and institutional master plans and was selected by a panel of local artists, community representatives and project team members. Her concept, "Stratum Project," is a "series of ecologically inspired geologic sculptural totems. Layers of various recycled and formed materials create a quilted surface that represents earth, water and sky as the gateway to the Sellwood Community". The multi-part installation will line both sides of the block just east of the bridge, up to 6th and Tacoma.

Kim will talk about her past work and conceptual proposal for the Sellwood Bridge on Thursday, July 12th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.