04 Jun

Not stained glass, but reflector art

Reflector art on new light rail line

Not a lot of posts lately — sorry. I’m kind of overwhelmed with stuff lately. Anyway.

This is art along the new light rail line on MLK Way in SE Seattle. It’s all reflectors. It’s by the same artist who did the reflector art that used to be on the side of the Henry Art Gallery. I loved that installation and I love this one too. It lights up so nicely as you drive by.

I was just driving down MLK tonight and happened to have a camera with me, so I pulled over, and propped the camera up on the dashboard, and took the picture with a 10 second delay, so that any wobble would hopefully die down before the shutter opened. It worked well enough to get these pics. Not ideal (I couldn’t really position the camera at the angle I wanted), but better than nothing.

The light here is what was reflected from my headlights (I was parked at an angle, not really pointing at the reflectors) and perhaps a little bit from the nearby streetlights, but it doesn’t take much to get the reflectors to glow.

Someday I’ll get out there with a tripod and try some more interesting shots, maybe with some light painting as well.


4 thoughts on “Not stained glass, but reflector art

  1. Yes, this is my artwork & The Henry was my first public piece back in 1989. Yours is the best night photo of my piece I have seen & I would love to use it on my website reflectorart.com if you wouldn’t mind. I have been dealing with health issues & haven’t been able to get over & do night shots.

  2. Certainly, you may use it. Please just give me a small credit for the photo. I hope your health is getting better. I love your work that I’ve seen; I remember how the installation on the Henry used to make me happy every time I went by there. So I was thrilled to see this work go up along the light rail line.

    I am hoping to get out to MLK with a tripod one of these days and take some better pictures. I have two more pictures I took that night, here and here.

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