Miles Addison Pepper
The Dream Ship "Beacon Hill Discovery"
2005

LOCATION
Beacon Hill Branch, Seattle Public Library
2821 Beacon Ave. S.

FUNDING SOURCE
Libraries for All Bond 1% for Art


Miles Pepper's kinetic boat sculpture, The Dream Ship "Beacon Hill Discovery," rises above the library like a large weathervane pointing into the breeze, adjusting the height of its sails depending on the strength of the wind. Incorporating Seattle's maritime history, the aluminum and stainless steel boat symbolizes the spirit of adventure the artist feels when entering a library. The artwork acts as a signpost and marks the library as "a place to explore, a place to discover, and a place to dream."