Seattle, Washington, USA, 2003
A rooftop paving artwork was commissioned for the Seattle Waterfront Marriott Hotel, composed of over forty-five thousand 12” x 12” custom-fabricated concrete unit pavers that also serve as roof ballast. The upper roofs abstract qualities of water into a high-contrast pattern that can be perceived from distances. Bands of rippling waves on the eastern portions of the roof represent the shoreline. These break into a pixel pattern at the western edge that mimics shimmering light on the water at the horizon. The two lower courtyard roofs, visible from guest rooms, depict knot gardens. One roof depicts a maze and the other an interlocking pattern of water and plants. Embedded recycled glass cullet adds texture and reflects sunlight.