Bill Will
4 (Where shall I go ahead?)
2001

LOCATION
Union Station Square
Jackson Street and Third Avenue South

FUNDING SOURCE
Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds


The intersection of South Jackson Street and Third Avenue South creates a triangular open space for the 23 evenly arranged granite cubes that make up Bill Will's piece 4 (Where shall I go ahead?). The artwork's unusual title is based on Morse Code, using the number four as a time-saving abbreviation for the question in parentheses. The question is aptly posed amid the many transportation options available nearby. Inscribed with a series of images and texts that refer to the history of the railroad and the surrounding neighborhood, the cubes form an appropriate place to take in the hustle and bustle of pedestrians and traffic around the historic Union Station or simply serve as a convenient place to rest while waiting for the bus.