RECOMMENDATIONS

“Aurora Bright Dawn,” Seattle, WA
“Artist Vicki Scuri has transformed a drab piece of civic infrastructure—an aging pedestrian bridge that carries people across State Highway 99 in the Aurora-Licton neighborhood—into a dynamic gateway for the community. Visible from afar while traveling south or north down Aurora Avenue, “Bright Dawn” uses the energy of bright colors, translucent materials, and the repetition of forms to create a kaleidoscopic experience that changes throughout the day. The artwork has quickly become a source of identity and pride for the neighboring community, transforming an underwhelming experience to one that is joyful and colorful.”

Kristen Ramirez
Seattle Arts and Culture Project Manager, former
SDOT Artist-in-Residence, current
Seattle, WA


Community Response:


“I am the studio manager at Corepower Yoga, right under the foot bridge. I am writing to thank you for the amazing Art you installed on the bridge. The color you have brought to this otherwise dismal area is jaw dropping. You have brought us so much joy. Thank you!”

Jessica
Manager, Corepower Yoga
Seattle, WA

 


“My name is Stephanie and I frequently pass over the Aurora bridge you designed this past year. I want to personally thank you for the idea and the joyful experience you provide me each time I pass over and through this work. Best wishes and many more creative ideas!”

Stephanie
Aurora Licton Resident

Railroad Switch, Hagerstown, MD
“''Railroad Switch' is an integral and prominent part of the City’s new Cultural Trail that connects the downtown to City Park. In the planning stages, we knew we needed a means to screen the commercial area to the west from the Trail but a solid wall of standard fencing felt inadequate. The Artist Selection Committee for the project chose Vicki Scuri to develop a solution based on her work at WAM in Wichita, KS. This project is fabricated out of .375” weathering steel plate with the beautiful plasma-cut 'railroad switch' design that pays tributes to the railroad heritage of the corridor that the Trail traverses.   

“The panels were sandblasted and installed by City staff 'ready-to-rust,' upon delivery to the site. The final finish is an even, velvety texture. This project will be a landmark in the City for decades to come.”

Rodney Tissue, PE
City Engineer
Department of Parks and Engineering
Hagerstown, MD


 

WAM Windscreens, Wichita, KS
“I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Vicki Scuri SiteWorks on the roughly six-acre Wichita Art Museum Art Garden Master Plan. Confluence partnered with Vicki for her vast expertise in art and site relationships, understanding of key views, and sensitivity to surrounding context. Vicki excels in open collaboration and played a crucial role in client charrettes, evaluating concepts and developing ideas. Based on the Master Plan recommendations, Vicki was commissioned to develop the Partition Screens, engaging ribbons of weathered steel that elegantly express the movement and patterns of wind. The Partition Screens came in under budget and I was impressed with Vicki’s knowledge of weathered steel finishes. Her relationship with numerous art fabricators was a valuable resource to the team and the project.  Vicki is enthusiastic and passionate about her work and it translates to amazing works of art that enrich communities.”

Matt Evett, Associate ASLA
Confluence
Kansas City, MO

 




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