Followup: Alki site test run for Seal Sitters ‘Sentinels’ sculpture

July 10, 2013 at 4:07 am | In West Seattle beaches, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

(Photos by David Hutchinson)
Quite a sight Tuesday morning east of Alki Bathhouse – a test run of sorts for the still-in-progress sculpture that Seal Sitters is bringing to the boardwalk’s east end:

Seal Sitters is happy to announce that Turnstone Construction has completed the site preparation work of our Year of the Seal: Sentinels of the Sound sculpture project. The day began with the placement of a number of large rocks at the site. These rocks are modeled on the Blakeley Formation, which can be seen at low tide at Constellation Park south of Alki Point and on Bainbridge Island.

Georgia Gerber (at left-center in photo above with Seal Sitters’ Robin Lindsey) arrived with her almost-completed sculpture of a harbor seal mother and pup to assist with the final adjustment of these rocks. The sculpture was then returned to her studio on Whidbey Island for the finishing touches. It will be installed at the site in mid-late August. Turnstone employees then completed work on the simulated beach scene by early (Tuesday) afternoon. They will be back (today) for final cleanup and removal of the construction fence.

Seal Sitters wants to thank Turnstone Construction for an excellent job

Speaking of art, Seal Sitters has launched an art and essay contest for K-5-age kids – read about it on the group’s Blubberblog site.

7 Comments

  1. They are so beautiful, can’t wait to see the end result.

    Comment by Alki Resident — 6:44 am July 10, 2013 #

  2. Oh my! The gleaming bronze is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. What a fine treasure this is! Thank you Seal Sitters and Ms. Gerber.

    So very exciting!
    Thanks for the peek!

    Comment by westseattledood — 7:04 am July 10, 2013 #

  3. Beautiful sculpture!

    Comment by SudsyMaggie — 7:25 am July 10, 2013 #

  4. It’s going to look amazing! Thanks to Robin and all the Seal Sitter volunteers who do great work in helping our little friends out. Georgia’s artwork is beautiful and will be an awesome addition to Alki.

    For more information about this wonderful organization, visit:
    http://www.sealsitters.org
    http://www.blubberblog.org

    Comment by Alki SealSitters — 7:51 am July 10, 2013 #

  5. Thank you, Seal Sitters and Ms. Gerber! We appreciate your efforts to protect marine wildlife and educate people about co-existing peacefully with it.

    Comment by enviromaven — 9:42 am July 10, 2013 #

  6. This is really lovely. Look forward to seeing it in person…will definitely add a special energy to the area! Thank you very much.

    Comment by Rosemary — 11:22 am July 10, 2013 #

  7. That’s gonna be so neat! Also, I hope they are bolted down really well, so the local crankster-gangsters don’t steal the metal.

    Comment by Guy Olson — 12:28 pm July 10, 2013 #

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