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Local Artist to Create Artwork for the Burke-Gilman Trail


Meditations to subdue one's poisonous dragon by Anna MacDonald, 2002, 20' x 12' x 5' , wood, twine, and copper.


Seattle artist Anna MacDonald has  been chosen to create a permanent, multi-site art installation for the Burke-Gilman Trail.  Two to five artworks will enliven select locations along the trail and collectively create a larger cohesive artwork. The artwork will identify the trail as a connective conduit in the city and add an element of discovery to peoples’ experiences on the trail. 

MacDonald creates unusual objects, instruments and environmental contexts for personal and social enrichment. A native of Stony Brook, N.Y., she has worked at the University of Washington’s Center for Digital and Experimental Arts and Seattle Pacific University’s Art Department. Her work has been exhibited in Berlin, Germany at the Amerika Haus cultural center, The Universität der Künste and the underground transit system; the Baltimore Museum of Art; and the Faith Lutheran Church in Seattle.

A panel selected MacDonald from an open call to professional artists living in Washington. The project is commissioned with Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

You can see more of Anna’s artwork on her website: