James FitzGerald and Margaret Tomkins
1301 Alaskan Way
Gift to the city of Seattle
The rectangular forms of textured bronze in Waterfront Fountain provide a geometric framework for cascades of water to tumble across and down into a wide basin below. Designed by James FitzGerald, its completion was carried out after his death by his wife Margaret Tomkins, a noted Northwest painter. With a structured appearance reminiscent of the minimalist aesthetic of the late '60s and early '70s, the fountain forms the centerpiece of Waterfront Park, a common area that includes piers 57 through 59 and offers beautiful views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound and the Olympics.