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Helen Sommers Building Artwork

The artwork for the Helen Sommers Building will be installed in November on the building's west atrium wall.

The contemporary, three-dimensional piece is designed to reflect upon one of our state’s greatest natural resources – water. The artwork is divided into 10 sections, which the artist says represent the state’s 10 major watershed areas.

Beliz Brother is a decorated artist whose work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco's New Langton Art and the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Other sate-commissioned installations of her sculptures can be seen at Tacoma Community College and Everett Community College. Other permanent installations of her artwork reside at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif., and Swedish Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The artist was selected and commissioned with the help of the Washington State Arts Commission and a seven-member Art Selection Committee that included building tenants, a community member, a local artist, and the 1063 Block Replacement Project Director.

The artwork was paid for using one-half of 1 percent of building construction costs as required by state law.