Aug 29 2013

In a gallery in Ballard

I was in Ballard yesterday afternoon, and I was walking down Ballard Avenue, which is a protected historical district with beautiful 19th century brick buildings – old hotels and shops and newspaper offices – and passed a gallery with some amazing sculptures in the windows, so I went in to look at all of them.

They’re like this:

The woman in the gallery said to me, “You know what they’re made of?” I said, “I assume paper.”

They are made of lottery tickets!

How cool is that?

The sculptor is Alex Lockwood.


Skip to comment form

  1. 1
    Josh, Official SpokesGay

    Wow. I want those so much. LOVE pieces that reference natural forms but are so intricately constructed. . so. .”artized,” which is a horrible fake word. In college some of the sculpture students made unnaturally brightly colored stone forms that looked something like plants, but from Mars. Placed among the gardens and especially photographed at sunset in Kodachrome they transfixed the viewer. These remind me of those.

  2. 2

    That is very pretty ^.^

  3. 3

    Oh, wow. Those really draw me.

  4. 4
    Ophelia Benson

    Aren’t they great? My jaw kind of dropped when I spotted them.

  5. 5
    Gregory in Seattle

    The best use that lottery tickets can be put to.

  6. 6

    Wow! Thistles and artichokes were what came immediately to mind, thank you for sharing this.

  7. 7
    Cathy W

    What Gregory said. They’re absolutely stunning! They remind me of the kinds of plants you’d expect to see around a coral reef.

  8. 8
    Smokey Dusty

    @Clamboy. Surely they are protea or telopea flowers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>