Marita Dingus
Children of the Sea
2006


LOCATION
Douglass-Truth Branch, Seattle Public Library
2300 E. Yesler Way

FUNDING SOURCE
Libraries for All Bond 1% for Art


Marita Dingus' mixed-media installation of recycled and reclaimed copper features three 5-foot by 3-foot African-American cherub-like figures that "swim" among patinated seaweed and vines on the west interior wall of the library addition. The artwork is inspired by an existing bas relief frieze adorning the exterior of the building and the mythical Yoruba momolokun, "children of the sea."