City of Shoreline Public Art Collection
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park 2021 NW 190th Street
City of Shoreline 1% for Art Program 2009
Reflex Solaris  Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, artists. Concrete, steel, and sun
Artists' Statement: Reflex Solaris is an environmental artwork that uses the sun's alignment and reflection to create an aesthetic experience tied to the park's unique concave landform, dramatic westerly views, and cyclical time. Radiating out from a focal point sundial terrace is a series of five sculptural reflectors built into the land's upper slopes. Each reflector aligns with a significant geographical and astronomical locus; the Solstices, Equinoxes, True North, and Magnetic North. Each mirrored stainless steel reflector has three facets positioned to capture and play with the visual dynamics and spatial relationships of the dramatic site - from the cinemagraphic sky-scape of moving clouds, sunlight, moonlight, and starlight, to the spectacular views out across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains. On the solstices and equinoxes, the setting sun hits the aligned reflector shooting sunlight back to the central sundial to create a nexus of place, space, and time.

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