Seattle, WA 1997. Administered by the Seattle Arts Commission. Funded by Seattle Public Utilities Sewer and Drainage 1% for Art Funds, Department of Neighborhoods matching grant and private donations from the Eastlake neighborhood. 32 units of stone and glass. 2' x 2' set into the sidewalk at intersections along Eastlake Avenue, Seattle, WA Sandblasted sandstone, lithochrome paint, cast glass.
Images of microorganism found in Lake Union and along it shores are sandblasted into local sandstone, with glass tiles bearing the names of the cross streets. 32 of these cornerstones are set into the sidewalk at intersections along Eastlake Avenue. Each stone is sandblasted with an image of microorganisms which live in waters or the shores of Lake Union, four blocks from Eastlake Avenue. Aquatic microorganisms line the lake side intersections with terrestrial ones on the up-slope side. The cast glass tiles call out the names of the cross streets and the north direction for each intersection. The mirror-backed glass tiles glow in the sunlight.