Eat, Drink, & Be Merry
Located next to the historic Paramount Theater on Pine Street in downtown Seattle, Eat, Drink and Be Merry are 3 totem poles for the 21st Century, collaged from images of contemporary culture, food and drink.
Ranging in height from 16 to 18 feet, and 8 feet in diameter, these glittering stainless steel figures are anthropomorphic but not human. They are made from different textures of forged and fabricated stainless steel.
The site is a small urban park whose reason for existence is the Vent Shaft for the Sound Transit tunnel under Capitol Hill.
After spending a few years at the Pine Street location, these sculptures are currently on vacation on South Forest St. and Airport Way, in South Seattle, while the tunnel is being drilled. They will move back to Pine Street in a year or two, when construction is finished.
Commissioned by the Sound Transit START Public Art Program.