Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

1975 Projects

Chimera/Water Department Operations Control Center

Ted Jonsson, Chimera, 1975.

2700 Airport Way S, SODO
Artist: Ted Jonsson
1975

Artist Ted Jonsson created this artwork for the Seattle Public Utilities’ Operations Control Center, answering the City’s request for work that would “use water as the primary sculptural element, rather than other sculptural materials.” The sculpture consists of two curved, stainless steel pipes, at either end of a pool of water. The pipes mirror one another, creating a figure eight. Water pours out of the top of each pipe and into the pool. The water can be manipulated by two valves, which employees and the public can operate.