Beliz Brother and Mark Calderon
Proverbs/Quotations in Stair Risers
1995

LOCATION
Garfield Community Center
2323 East Cherry St.

FUNDING SOURCE
Seattle Parks and Recreation 1% for Art


Fourteen proverbs and quotations greet visitors as they make their way up the stairs of the center. Culled from hundreds of sayings submitted by community residents, the phrases are inlaid in the stair risers, making use of an expected, but effective, space. Artists Beliz Brother and Mark Calderon fashioned the words that make up each saying from recycled cans donated by the community. They also joined forces with local teens to create aluminum icons of various shapes to separate each phrase.