“45”

“45” is an iconic image of a 45 rpm single vinyl record and arm, designed to honor the musicians, entertainers, composers, and organizations that have significantly contributed to the musical worlds of Seattle, with a specific focus on the Central District. The list of names will form the grooves in the record, and it includes people such as Ernestine Anderson, Jimi Hendrix, and Quincy Jones, as well as those from other musical genres such as Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Sir Mix-a-lot, and lesser known artists like Mia Zapata, Common Market, and Phil Driscoll. To my knowledge, this project will be the only one in the city to celebrate all genres of musical traditions in one site, highlighting the broad range of talent that Seattle has produced. “45” is horizontally oriented, the arm of the record player can be used as a bench to encourage reflection and relaxation.