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The sculpture honors the former Mercer Island mayor, city councilman, and School Board member Cleve Anschell. In addition to recognizing Anschell’s contributions to the community, the memorial serves as a symbol of the type of selfless public spirit which Anschell embodied. Never before has public art been sought specifically to honor an Island resident’s community service.
Artist: Phillip Levine
The artwork is installed along the public trail through the Mercerdale Hillside greenbelt, close to a park bench. It is only a few hundred feet away from Anschell’s First Hill residence.
Sculptor Phillip Levine’s work can be viewed all over the Northwest. Levine’s best-known public sculpture is the slightly larger than life-size Dancer with Flat Hat outside the Henry Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus.
A monumental wood carving of Native American Icons.