Richard Serra’s Wake situated in the valley of the Olympic Sculpture Park is one of my favorite places in the Seattle. On lazy sunny days I often find myself sitting in one of the parks red painted chairs watching the sun dance across the five steel modules as people drift around them.
The Wake’s large S-shaped curves create powerful silhouettes which vary drastically depending on the time of day and weather. The ever changing nature of the Wake and its surrounding environment is what keeps me coming back time and again, now two visits are alike. This photograph was taken in the middle of particularly bright winters day, with the sun hanging high overhead. I really like the simplicity of these shots, how the harsh sun light is dancing across the right side of the steel module while leaving the left side seemingly devoid of light.