Duwamish Residency Selections, 2013–16

The Duwamish Residency was created in 2012 by Sue Danielson and Fiona McGuigan as a hometown-based artist residency on the shores of the Duwamish River in Seattle. Each summer about a dozen artists spend about 64 hours over 8 consecutive days working together at various spots on the river. For most, interacting with this diverse, beautiful, but polluted waterway is a creative stimulus and an opportunity to increase awareness and support for the ongoing superfund clean-up. Here you can still see salmon leaping out of the current among loaded barges topped with lacy cranes; and tree-covered hills fringe the horizon above huge concrete silos. Our residency experience has been considerably enriched since 2013 through access to the Georgetown Steam Plant and, in 2016, the Lafage cement plant where we have been permitted to make art inside these majestic industrial structures that no longer serve the function for which they were built in the last century. For more information about the Duwamish Residency, go to http://www.duwamishresidency.com/.

  • Memory of Lafarge light play

    Memory of Lafarge light play

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    6" x 18" (WxH)
  • Aerial sketch looking north

    Aerial sketch looking north

    Year
    2016
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Aerial sketch looking north

    Aerial sketch looking north

    Year
    2016
    Dimensions
    11" x 15" (WxH)
  • Lafarge Machine Monoprint

    Lafarge Machine Monoprint

    Year
    2016
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Steam Plant light study

    Steam Plant light study

    Year
    2015
    Dimensions
    11" x 15" (WxH)
  • 4 Views of Mt Rainier

    4 Views of Mt Rainier

    Collection of Tacoma Art Museum.
    4 consecutive ink drawings of Mt Rainier drawn on site.

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    11" x 14" (WxH)
  • East Bank at Low Tide

    East Bank at Low Tide

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    17" x 11" (WxH)
  • Sky Over the Duwamish

    Sky Over the Duwamish

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    17" x 11" (WxH)
  • Western View from Diagonal Way Park

    Western View from Diagonal Way Park

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    17" x 11" (WxH)
  • Cranes in the River

    Cranes in the River

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    17" x 11" (WxH)
  • West Bank at Low Tide

    West Bank at Low Tide

    Ink drawing on site.

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Flora

    Duwamish Flora

    Watercolor over letterpress print from wood type. Letterpress printed in the studio and completed outdoors on the Duwamish.

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Elements

    Duwamish Elements

    Watercolor over letterpress print from wood type. Letterpress printed in the studio and completed outdoors on the Duwamish.

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Docks

    Duwamish Docks

    Watercolor over letterpress print from wood type. "

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Inside the Old Steam Plant

    Inside the Old Steam Plant

    In 2013 we began our residency inside a decommissioned steam plant that formerly stood on the banks of the Duwamish. When the River was straightened and the mudflats filled in, the plant was left high and dry in a weedy field adjacent to the King County Airport.

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    15" x 22" (WxH)
  • Inside the Old Steam Plant 2

    Inside the Old Steam Plant 2

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • Mt. Rainier from First Ave. S. Bridge

    Mt. Rainier from First Ave. S. Bridge

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Swing Bridge Abstract

    Swing Bridge Abstract

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Assembly

    Duwamish Assembly

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)