Wildlife in the window: ‘Exposition’ at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

(WSB photos unless otherwise credited)
One more way to see wildlife in West Seattle – the display currently on view in the window at Twilight Gallery and Boutique in The Junction. Twilight’s Tracy Cilona called our attention to its unusual nature (so to speak), and we stopped by for photos.

Tracy’s description:

The Survivors Exposition

Elijah Evenson is a Seattle-based sculptor who combines the aesthetics of a natural history museum with the concept of surrealism. In 2004 he studied sculpture at Gage academy of Fine Art and went on to study at the Seattle Sculpture Atelier in 2007. He currently has a studio at the Inscape building in the international district where he works in a variety of mediums both large and small.

The Survivors Exposition is a large-scale diorama in homage to the animals of the Pacific Northwest, featured in our window gallery for the month of December.

(Photo provided by Twilight)
(From the artist): “Every day that I live in the northwest, I fantasize about the way things were here one hundred thousand years ago. I have always felt a strong connection with the mountains in Washington, the beautiful balance of the very rich and peaceful environment. The animals that live here are elegant and yet apprehensive. There is special quietness that most of the animals share as they listen to the strong sound of the wind blowing through the trees and the rush of the rivers. Through these sounds, the soul of the mountain can be heard. The Coyote, the Elk, and the Falcon all have their own harmonies to sing. When I was in the redwoods, I came upon an elk’s skull that had been buried into a tree. The poor thing had its horns caught up in the branches until the tree eventually ate the carcass whole. Buried in the trunk was the memory of the elk. What survived was a monument of itself. This is my monument to the spirits of the forest.”

Twilight is on SW Alaska just west of California SW, and open until 7 pm tonight.

6 Replies to "Wildlife in the window: 'Exposition' at Twilight Gallery & Boutique"

  • Karen Lyons December 30, 2014 (3:46 pm)

    Amazing work! If you get a chance, stop by and take a look. Great reminder of what an artist can show us.

  • beel December 30, 2014 (6:37 pm)

    This should be up at SAM or The Henry after it comes out of the window at Twilight.

  • ws_suzanne December 30, 2014 (7:51 pm)

    I haven’t been to Twilight for several years but the photos in your article really caught my eye.

    The astounding textures, the wild grace, and the primal beauty of these animals is all right there. It actually feels alive. I’d tell anyone who’s tempted to see it, go. It’s absolutely spectacular.

    I can’t wait to see what else this artist does.

  • Salt Spray December 30, 2014 (8:04 pm)

    How long will the Survivors Expedition be on display there? It sounds like a must-see! Thanks WSB for featuring it. Twilight, you’re now on my radar screen for places to keep an eye on.

  • WSB December 31, 2014 (8:48 am)

    We have conflicting info, as does Twilight’s website, on whether it continues into January or not. I will ping proprietor Tracy C and add whatever we find out. (They are open until 5 today – New Year’s Eve – for starters.) – TR

  • Tracy Cilona December 31, 2014 (3:11 pm)

    The Survivors Exposition runs through the end of January. We are open until 5pm today and closed New Years Day. Please pop in and see Elijah’s work also featured in our mini-art exhibit during West Seattle’s January Art Walk. Thank you for the great shout out! XO to WSB and West Seattle!

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