Public Art Installation at the Seattle Center Poetry Garden, Seattle, WA
Commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
September through November 2018
Julia Tatiyatrairong’s basket-woven tech-fruit contrast the artificial with the natural uniquely in this outdoor setting. Made out of ethernet cables, phone charger cables, copper wire and LED lights, this installation comments on the nature of technology’s role in the city of Seattle - a fruit-bearing, flourishing field of business and innovation. In addition, when these tech-fruit light up at night they will reference red Chinese lanterns which are a symbol of booming life and prosperous business. As a feminist artist, Tatiyatrairong is known for incorporating traditional craft techniques, such as knitting or weaving, into her work. This work respects the history, labor and technique of traditional basket weaving while we look forward within a technological age in Seattle.