Visible Invisible Cities

Michael Harrison has been obsessively (I use the word in the most flattering way possible) creating these spires, these towers, these clusters of points reaching upwards and straining both with and from each other, like some sort of fairy-tale urban skyline profile. Assembled from found wood (table legs, yardsticks, piano legs…) they each take on a personality, and together take on a social element, like strangers clustering together in empty space for safety, for warmth.

Michael Harrison installing his spire clusters in South Lake Union

The works are currently installed in South Lake Union, at 1000 Thomas Street, between Boren and Terry Avenues, and will be on display through the winter. The objects themselves are beautiful, and their relationship to the space, to the light, to their own shadows on the wall behind, will keep the work vital and changing through the season.

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Activating neighborhoods and overlooked spaces by filling vacant urban spaces with art installations, pop-up boutiques, galleries, and community groups since 2010.
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