Lee Kelly
Untitled
1975

LOCATION
Louisa Boren Lookout Park
15th Avenue East and East Olin Place

FUNDING SOURCE
City of Seattle 1% for Art funds and a gift to the city of Seattle from the artist


Four interlocking monumental steel forms stand in a close group creating an abstract sculptural counterpoint to the Louisa Boren Lookout's panoramic city vista. The untitled sculpture's rich red-brown surface is a result of the Corten steel medium's exposure to the elements, a normal and beneficial result which protects the sculpture from damage caused by atmospheric corrosion. Beyond this expressive surface quality, the untitled piece reflects elements characteristic of artist Lee Kelly's other public artworks, including basic geometric shapes, hard lines, a massive—almost architectural—structure and influences from various world cultures from Asia and Central and South America.