Model T Kiosk was inspired by a photograph from Melba Eyler and Evelyn Yeager’s 1979 book “The Many Roads to Highline”. The photograph shows Charlie Hughes, an early Burien resident, and his Model T delivery truck loaded with crates of eggs destined for Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Thus, the site-specific artwork recalls the history of Burien as a farming and commerce center.
- This sculpture was inspired by Charlie Hughes and his Model T delivery truck loaded with crates of eggs destined for Seattle’s Pike Place Market many, many years ago. How do you think Burien looked 50 years ago, or 100 years ago?
About the Artist
Seattle-based artist Peter Reiquam creates imaginative and interactive sculptures for public spaces. He states, "I strive to create durable, well-crafted and meaningful works that speak to the uniqueness of each site and to do so with a balance of humor, elegance and sophistication." Peter Reiquam received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Yale University in Connecticut.
Powdercoated steel, aluminum
City of Burien
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