You may not think of a train station as a great place to see art, but the Link Light Rail Stations are all endowed with incredible pieces of art in a variety of different mediums.
At Angle Lake Station, a massive array of reflective discs, aptly named Cloud, float above your head as you stand at the platform, catching the light as the wind twists and turns the sculpture. Another sculpture called Immerse hangs above the staircase as if weightless.
At the Airport Light Rail Station, a multimedia sculpture adorns the plaza called Celestial Navigation. This 18-foot-high glass and metal sculpture, inspired by a navigational quadrant, serves after dark as a projection screen for an artist-created video about the many cultures residing in the SeaTac area and studies of flight. The plaza is enhanced with terrazzo and bronze inlay circles. If you look up while crossing the pedestrian walkway, you'll notice an unusual sculpture called Restless. This piece consists of long metal poles which rotate, keeping birds off of the rafters while adding an interesting sculptural element. And as you ride the escalators up to the platform, you'll notice Flying Sails - a pair of sylized sails made of stainless steelpanels that spin hanging from the ceiling. Panels on the northern sail contain the names of Northwest native tribes, while the southern sail names cities on the same latitude or longitude as Seattle.
And at Tukwila/International Blvd. Station, many sculptures beautify the station and amplify the history and voices of the region. Soundings, an abstracted hazelnut form, was inspired by the Duwamish name for Tukwila, k’ap’uxac, which means “place of hazelnuts.” A blue ribbon of light along the neck of the sculpture traces the pattern of the Duwamish River as it passes through the City of Tukwila. A Molecule of the Region - a sculpture hanging from the ceiling that brings to mind high school chemistry classes - is meant to reflect a water molecule and is engraved with quotes from Tukwila residents about the area.