On this blue-sky autumn evening, graced with high cirrus clouds and the likelihood of a colorful sunset, most of Seattle Cloud Cover, by Teresita Fernandez, is still obscured by safety nets and other construction materials, offering just a glimpse of what her vibrant vision will add to Belltown's shoreline skyline.
When fully revealed, some 3,000 square feet of multi-hued, photographically treated laminated glass, spanning 200 feet, will bridge railroad tracks, connect precincts of the Olympic Sculpture Park, and alter the perception of space of those who approach and through her work.
As a sculptor, Teresita pushes the boundaries of installation art into the realm of architecture and landscape, incorporating optical effects to alter color and light in the spaces she fills. In September of 2005 she received a call, out of the blue, informing her she had been named a MacArthur Fellow, affording her the "unfettered opportunity to explore, create, and contribute," through the rest of this decade.
In the not-too-distant future, we will have the opportunity to walk through this space created by her imagination, reconsider our perceptions of the surroundings, and contemplate what might come next.