What is Luna Girls on Alki?
Luna Girls on Alki is a public sculpture designed for permanent installation at Alki Beach in Seattle. The sculpture is composed of three charming young ladies, in 1920's beach attire, posing elegantly on life-rings, welcoming visitors to the Alki Beach Promenade.
The figures are created from 1.25 inch heavy plate steel, cut to look like lines drawn in the air. All but the lines are cut away leaving empty space throughout the figures. The top of each Girls head is approximately 6 feet high. Their hands reach to 9 feet.
The trio is easily recognized when the viewer focuses on the metal lines forming the imagery. When the viewer is attracted to the scene beyond, their focus simply slips through the lines and enjoys the Olympic Mountains, Alki Beach, and Puget Sound.
This sculpture is designed as a celebration of joy. It draws from the history of the site 100 year ago and projects a happy greeting 100 years into the future.
The Luna Girls will be securely installed with a concrete and rebar foundation.
History of sculpture site
Alki Beach has a long history as a recreation site. In 1911 a bathhouse was built. It was the very first of its kind.
Originally named The Pavilion, the bathhouse had spacious dressing and locker rooms, a viewing balcony, a gym, club rooms, and a cafe.
In 1955, the Pavilion was demolished except for a portion of the west wing. This remaining structure retains the original look of the Pavilion.
In 1977 Lezlie Jane and another artist opened the bathhouse to art classes. These and continuing classes breathed new life into the space. Remodeled in 2005, the Alki Bathhouse continues to be an arts center and community resource to this day.
Luna Girls on Alki is art for everyone, all ages, all walks of life and all throughout the year.
By supporting Luna Girls on Alki, you will be responsible for perpetuating joy and good will for 100 years.
Why support Public Art?
Public art holds a powerful place in our society. It is uniquely accessible and enables all people to experience art in the course of daily life, enriching their experience of the community surrounding them.
When public art celebrates a community's past and looks forward with pride to the future, it can leave a compelling legacy for generations to come.
The value of public art on the community is priceless and only appreciates with time. It transforms, energizes, arouses our thinking and promotes interaction. Public art calms our hurried life and touches the people around it.
By supporting public art installations, rich with connections to our history and the natural world, we can all help make places of meaning within communities.
This is a plasma cut steel maquette of one of the Luna Girls. This one is 15" tall by 9" wide and features an integrated shadow base that is 7" deep. She is yours for a pledge amount of $150.
For a pledge of $200 your Luna Girl is 20" tall and so elegant.
A pledge of $350 includes the trio of Girls, 15" tall. The trio of Girls triples the delight.
A pledge of $500 is most special of all. A trio of Girls 20" tall.
Where will Luna Girls on Alki be Installed?
Risks and challenges
Artist Lezlie Jane will draw from her previous experiences of developing and building waterfront parks and public art projects to address challenges that will come up during the fabrication and installation of this project. You can view Lezlie's earlier works on her website www.lezliejane.com. Thank you for this great opportunity.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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