ARTspotters: Concept installation at 2nd and Dayton

The fence alongside the Art Works building is an opportunity for artists to create and display art installations under the sponsorship Edmonds Arts Commission. Currently is a really interesting piece called "Seven" by Mona Smiley-Fairbanks and Lisa Wickstom Chandler....

 Installation of paper rope art titled "Seven"

Installation of paper rope art titled "Seven"

“SEVEN” is borne from 30 years of friendship and artistic collaboration. Mona T. Smiley-Fairbanks and Lisa Wickstrom created this temporary sculpture as an endeavor to mesh whimsy and important ideas of our time. 

Inspired by an accompanying poem, we chose to build our rope from seven strands. In tradition seven is the number of completeness, perfection, and truth. But nothing is exactly as it seems.

This knotted rope represents the forces that bind communities, friendships, and memories.  It also reminds us of tangible connections to the nautical world at our doorstep and its integral role in our lives here in the Pacific Northwest.  Knots also symbolize boundries or things that are stuck.  Decide this sculpture’s meaning for yourself, as well as what the untethered tails (tales) of the rope mean to you. 

All the materials were previously used, collected locally, and re-purposed to create the sculpture.  This fall, they will be either reused or recycled – again.

 Mona Fairbanks presenting the installation on Sunday, June 22 at Art Works

Mona Fairbanks presenting the installation on Sunday, June 22 at Art Works

 Poem as part of installation

Poem as part of installation