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Dupen Fountain - Expo Seattle 1962

Dupen Fountain at the Exhibition Expo Seattle 1962
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Architect(s) : Everett George Dupen

Everett Dupen, an art professor at the University of Washington, designed the fountain in the International Plaza near the Canadian pavilion. Three abstract bronze sculptures emerged from the shallow pool, representing the evolution of life from the simple cell to man and the conquest of space.

The figures standing in the middle of the water jets were illuminated by 37 powerful spotlights. The central figure, according to the sculptor, was the tree of life. The other figures were abstract figures of seagulls and floating algae.

Article based on Official Books Seattle World's Fair 1962