Bronze inlays in the shape of milk bottles set into the sidewalk.
Until the 1940's Person Dairy Farm was located on the Island, first on the West side (East Seattle) and later at Mercer Park (on the hillside of the present day town center). Two bronze inlays in the shape of milk bottles display the dates the dairy was run.
Artist: T. Ellen Sollod
Medium: Bronze set into concrete
Sollod is a maker of large-scale public art. Through her work, she aims to engage her audience in awareness. Her art is inspired by social, political, historical and environmental conditions and is site-specific: "My public work is often informed by hidden histories, a community's aspirations or its ecology."
In 1994, the City created an Art Plan for the redevelopment of the Island's town center and comissioned Sollod to create art elements woven throughout the town center that reflect is historic origins and embody a sense of local pride in the Island's unique character. The Milk Bottles are a part of this Downtown Streetscape Project.
78th Ave SE, west side just north of SE 32nd St.
Other Sollod works that are a part of the Downtown Streetscape Project:
Downtown Streetscape: Street Name Inlays-1994, intersection corners, from 77th Ave SE & SE 32nd St and 78th Ave SE & SE 32nd St, north to SE 27th St.
Downtown Streetscape – Tree Grates – 1994, lining SE 27th St, 77th Ave SE, and 78th Ave SE between SE 27th St and SE 32nd St.
Downtown Streetscape – Horseshoe – 1994, 78th Ave SE, east side, north of SE 30th St.
Downtown Streetscape – Gateway Ribbons – 1994, 78th Ave SE at SE 27th St and SE 32nd St.
Downtown Streetscape – History of Transport/Conveyance by Time – 1994, SE 27th St, south side, west of 77th Ave SE
Downtown Streetscape – (In)visible Histories – 1994, 77th Ave SE, west side, north of SE 29th St.