That’s Portland artist Horatio Law with his work “South Park Vortex,” dedicated on Saturday at Marra-Desimone Park. As described in the invitation:
South Park Vortex is a free-standing sculpture consisting of 550 laminated, blue glass disks supported by a stainless-steel frame. Each sandblasted disk features a unique snowflake pattern designed by South Park residents through a series of workshops held at the Seattle Public Library’s South Park Branch. The artwork symbolizes the coming together of the South Park community to effect change and reflects the independent spirit of South Park: dynamic, creative, proud, and inclusive.
The installation is over the drain cover in the bioswale at the park, so it’s functional as well as beautiful. In case you don’t make it down any time soon, here’s the inscription:
And the wide view:
It’s a city-commissioned work.