Kabuya was created with a CityArtists grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in cooperation with the Seattle Parks Department. The site is one of the meadows just north of the main swimming beach at Magnuson Park. The installation also functioned as a stage for an opening celebration that invited performers to pay tribute to the land and the changing of the seasons.
Video of opening dance performance by Rachel Green & Seth Sexton
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Kabuya was very dry and golden at first; it was an especially dry year. This photo was taken just after we finished construction in early September.
In early November after several weeks of rain and new green growth, the installation looked completely different.
Adria finishing up Kabuya in early September twilight.
The same part of the installation, in October. The fruit on the little crabapple tree has turned bright yellow.
The same part of the installation again, in November.
In late November, only the tops of the braids are visible.
The forms in Kabuya were inspired by our beautiful worksite on Lake Washington, and water everywhere. Photo by Linda Peschong
Kabuya on a moody early September day. Photo by Corey Scheerer.
Late August. Photo by John Adair
October, after rainy season has started.
Early September. Photo by John Adair
Dancers Rachael Green and Seth Sexton rehearse for the opening celebration of Kabuya. Photo by Nicole Kistler.
Kabuya opening celebration. Photo by Linda Peschong.
Dance performance by Rachael Green and Seth Sexton, with Monica Schley on harp accompaniment. Photo by Linda Peschong.
Ambient sound installation by Jesse Paul Miller. Photo by Linda Peschong.
Craig Chambers at Kabuya opening celebration, Sept. 2012. Photo by John Adair.
Harp performance by Monica Schley for the Kabuya opening celebration, September 2012. Photo by Linda Peschong.
Garcia family portrait at the Kabuya opening celebration, September 2012. Photo by Constance Awenasa.