Phillip Levine’s 1979 bronze sculpture installed outside the Burien Courthouse is timeless. The artist envisioned this work as one that would remain relevant and welcoming through changes in the life of the community. Drawing upon myth, memory, and image, Levine’s art gives unique spatial consideration to human relationships and activity.
Levine said about the artwork, “A court is not always the most friendly place, I wanted to create something warm.”
- Can you strike the same pose as the Dancer?
About the Artist
A well-respected Pacific Northwest artist, Phillip Levine has created bronze sculptures for over thirty years. In 1965 Phillip Levine was among a small group of artists who founded the Burien Arts Association. He also served on the King County Arts Commission for six years. In 1997 Levine was awarded the Washington State Governor's Art Award. Levine's sculptures, mostly figurative, can be found from Washington to New York. In western Washington alone, he has over 30 sculptures that stand in public places, including "Dancer with Flat Hat" at the University of Washington, and "Walking with Logs" facing the West Seattle freeway. Although known primarily for his sculptures he also enjoys working in oils.
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