August in Tacoma, Washington

After an uneventful flight on Alaska Airlines — at humane times, even — I arrived in Tacoma, Washington.
The first art pieces I saw were ceramic. I would have called them “primitive”. I was hoping for GLASS.
As I went to find the shuttle, I wasn’t disappointed. I saw a glass case with what appeared to be bones and glass antlers.

Glass antlers, part of the William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

Glass antlers, part of the William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

Upon closer inspection, I realized there was more glass in the installation:

Part of installation by William Morris at SEATAC Airport.

Part of installation by William Morris at SEATAC Airport.

Skull in William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

Skull in William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

Then I saw the label for the piece:

Sign for William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

Sign for William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

When I looked more closely, I realized the “bones” and the whole installation were glass. William Morris is, after all, one of the best known contemporary glass artists in the U.S./world.

William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

William Morris installation at SEATAC Airport.

Last, but not least, a look out of my hotel window:

Tacoma skyline at night

Tacoma skyline at night

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2 Comments

  1. Lyn Ballam

     /  August 2, 2014

    Wow! Takes a glass artist to make us see! I’ve walked by that piece and thought it “weird” and didn’t like all the bones. But glass? Now that’s another story.

  2. Pam

     /  August 2, 2014

    Well I went to the opening at the Foundry Gallery yesterday and I think I liked your piece the best! 🙂

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