Norie Sato - Artist
All Images and Works: Copyright Norie Sato
Sound Transit Link Light Rail (Central Link Section) Seattle, WA
As System Artist (lead artist) for Seattle's new Link Light Rail System, I was involved in various aspects of the project from planning, urban design, station design, artist mentoring and selection and in the design of various system-wide elements. Ssome of those elements include:
the tactile wayfinding path, called the braid; the Link marker, a sign to denote the entrance to a station, tree grates, and the like. With Dan Corson, I also worked on special tips for the above grade alignment and special banding to signal an upcoming station, the Blue Duwamish lighting project among others.
I also "populated" a station plaza with a diversity of lions who guard all types of spirits in different directions.