Victoria Fuller


A large-scale public sculpture commissioned by Sound Transit was installed in the city of Seattle at the Columbia City stop along the new transit line running from University of Washington to SEA-TAC Airport. The shovel is 35 feet tall and the blade measures 7 1/2 ft. by 8 ft. by 6 inches and is constructed from castings and manual replications of indigenous plants and trees from the tropics and northern climates. The diverse ethnic population of the Rainier Valley is reflected in the plants from different geographic regions that make up the shovel. The sculpture is also a reminder of the crucial role that plants play in sustaining life on our planet, such as producing food, medicine, oxygen, moisture, as well as providing beauty and enjoyment in our everyday lives.

( Thanks to the many assistants who helped me with this project.)

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