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Victor Steinbrueck Park - Homeless Remembrance Project/Tree of Life
Project Information


Location: 2001 Western Ave (North end of Pike Place Market)

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
The community celebrated completion of this installation on Sunday October 21, 2012.

Design team members for the installation are: Clark Wiegman, Artist, Karen Kiest, Landscape Architect, and Kim Lokan, Architect.

2001 Western Ave (North end of Pike Place Market)
$15,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Small and Simple Award for design development
$54,849 NMF Large Project Fund Award and the community raised more than a dollar-for-dollar match
Construction: October 2012
Completion: October 2012

Project Description

The Tree of Life, in Victor Steinbrueck Park, is a sculpture with space for community gathering, hope, and healing; to recognize that we are one people, homeless and housed together, and we can end homelessness.

Plans include an illuminated iconic sculpture, a glass root plaza, pavement embedments, plantings and soundwork.

Blown by winds of change, a lone iconic tree bends while rooted to the earth. Metaphorically, this image represents both the difficult challenges and the encouraging possibilities of real change.

Ultimately, WHEEL and their supporters hope the creation of this place will signify a moment in history when we collectively recognize the need and develop the will to bring an end to some of the many causes of homelessness.

Community Participation

For nine years, the Homeless Remembrance Project, a collaborative effort of homeless women, faith community leaders, designers, artists, social service providers and other friends, has worked to create places of hope, healing, and beauty to honor and remember homeless people who have died in King County.

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Updated May 9, 2013


Call to Community
Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2013
2 - 4 p.m.
In the park at the Tree of Life

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For More Information

Linda Hubert
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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