© Michael Heizer

Michael Heizer
Adjacent, Against, Upon
1976

LOCATION
Myrtle Edwards Park (north of Pier 70)
3130 Alaskan Way W.

FUNDING SOURCE
National Endowment for the Arts, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle City Light 1% for Art, and private donations provided by the Contemporary Arts Council of the Seattle Art Museum


Michael Heizer's Adjacent, Against, Upon, initially controversial, has grown to be an important part of the landscape. The artwork juxtaposes three large granite slabs in different relationships to cast concrete forms. The granite slabs (30-50 tons each) were quarried in the Cascade Mountain Range and transported by barge and train to Myrtle Edwards Park.

The granite slabs are placed in a row along the narrow waterfront park, one lying adjacent to a three sided concrete plinth, another resting against an angular four sided plinth, and the last resting atop a five sided plinth. Visitors are able to view the work from a path extending the length of the sculptural arrangement.