Glass artist Ginny Ruffner 's creativity will flower on the corner of 7th and Union, across from ACT Theatre, in the form of a giant flower pot filled with colorful bluebells and daisies. Every 15 minutes a huge watering can will tip to dowse the flowers, which will turn and open in response. The flowerpot's saucer edge will provide public seating, and you'll be able to peak inside the mostly metal and aluminum sculpture to watch how it works.
According to an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Ruffner has been working on the idea for seven years. The base is due to be installed June 21, and then the rest of the sculpture will be installed piece by giant piece. You can get an idea of the scale and primary color palette of the piece, commissioned by the Seattle Sheraton, from this photo of Gerald McGinness, principal at Fabrication Specialties Ltd.. He's holding Ruffner's drawing of "Urban Garden" - his company has spent more than a year creating the complicated sculpture.
Photo from Puget Sound Business Journal - see article cited above for more photos