Patrick Robinson
A group of donors and supporters of Seattle's newest public art, Luna Girls, now installed just north of Salty's on Alki gathered for the dedication ceremony Sunday, March 9.

SLIDESHOW: Luna Girls sculpture dedicated near Salty's on Alki

A large group of West Seattle donors and supporters gathered at Salty's on Alki Sunday, March 9, to celebrate and dedicate Seattle's newest public art, Luna Girls, by sculptor Lezlie Jane.

The sculpture was made possible by many people but began with the West Seattle Garden Tour. Pam Stusser, Secretary and Selection Committee Chairperson said, "We were so happy to support a local artist, who is so phenomenal in her craft. I learned of Lezlie and we give money every year to local artists and she fit the bill."

She added that this year the tour will take place on July 20, with ten gardens (including three within walking distance of each other).

Jan Clow of the WSGT said, "We were delighted to help out. I think Lezlie has done a number of community projects in West Seattle and we're happy she was finally able to get this sited and installed."

Salty's on Alki prepared an array of desserts and surprised the artist with the announcement of a special cocktail The Luna Girl that will become a permanent part of Salty's menu.

Fabrication of The Luna Girls

The three figures were flame-cut from slab steel in a process that Jane said took about a month to complete. They are cut to look like lines drawn in the air.

When the viewer focuses on the metal lines forming the sculpture, the trio of Girls falls into view. When the viewer is attracted to the scene beyond, their focus simply slips through the lines to enjoy Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle beyond.

Their grace belies the strength and durability of the steel that forms them. The thick cut steel will naturalize to a maintenance-free patina.

The sculpture measures 15 feet by 9 feet by 1.25 inches. It is set on a cobblestone bed.

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