The Northwest Courtyard at Safeco Plaza may be the site of the premiere for Sound in Stone. The location features 4 benches by James Washington and 2 fountains (not working) by George Tsutakawa. I'm working with the property manager to schedule the event.
In James Washington's autobiography, he talks about Woodman Springs, outside of Gloster Mississippi. It was a quiet place for the 14-year-old to retreat and meditate. With his feet in the cool water, and the sound of wind in the trees, he realized he had to find answers to life within himself.
I visited the James and Janie Washington Foundation yesterday and read a draft of Mr. Washington's autobiography. I learned that Doreen Mitchum and Nancy Rawles helped assemble this 21 chapter memoir. I read about his personal history with racism, relationships with Mark Tobey and Diego Rivera, and artistic process. I look forward to returning weekly to the rich trove of information.