Yellow flying saucers hang from wiry tendrils in this large mobile. The artist's intentions with this work "were twofold: to provide an enjoyable, uplifting experience on a gut level and to express a deeper spirituality and life force." (Seattle Times, February 23, 1998)
Someone said to me that God is like the wind... You can't see it, but you can see what it does. I wanted to make something that spins in the wind and sparkles in the sun. Thanks is with a big T for my life, the good and the difficult all at one time. It's gratitude.
Artist: Gunnar Anderson
Medium: Rusted, powder-coated, and stainless steel; aluminum; and copper
Year: 1997 (acquired by the City of Mercer Island in 2001)
Gunnar Anderson, previously a successful architect, began his journey into sculpture to find a more personal expressive form. His works celebrate one subtle yet powerful force that unites our world: the universal spirit. His practice reflects the light and uplifting quality of our common spirit through nature-like forms, imbued with a similar sense of joy and whimsy.
Mountain Song II, another sculpture by Gunnar Anderson, can be seen in the Bellevue Downtown Park.