The concrete slab for the Luna Girls sculpture honoring West Seattles famous Luna Park amusement park that once occupied a pier near Duwamish Head.
Luna Girls sculpture gets a little closer
SQCL Construction was busy building the forms for the concrete to support the soon to be installed Luna Girls Sculpture by artist Lezlie Jane. The art celebrates the history of Luna Park, a 12 acre amusement park built at Alki in 1907. At low tide pilings for the park are still visible. It closed in 1913 but its swimming pools remained open until 1931.
The sculpture built of heavy steel will outline the form of three women in 1920's beach wear. Jane designed the piece as a set of lines, so as not to obstruct the view, since the sculpture is being installed atop a small hill just adjacent to Salty's at Alki.
Once the form is set the sculpture will be brought to the site. Artist Jane said, "likely the beginning of next week. It is yet to be determined. So close!"
The work was funded by private donations.
You can learn more about it on the website for the project. http://www.lunagirlsonalki.com/Luna_Girls_on_Alki/Welcome.html
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