What is the Living Barge?
The Living Barge Project was a large-scale, temporary public art installation
by artists Sarah Kavage and Nicole Kistler that was moored on Seattle's Duwamish
River during April 2006. An industrial barge was filled with native plants,
creating a temporary floating island full of ferns, shrubs and tree seedlings.
At the end of the project, volunteers planted the plants from the Living
Barge at Cesar Chavez Park in South Park.
THANKS to everyone who helped make
this project a success!
We wanted to use this project to create a lasting, positive dialogue about
the history and future of the Duwamish and the neighbors and businesses that
surround it, and raise citywide awareness. If you volunteered
or participated in the events in April, help keep the Duwamish
Cleanup a priority with the city and the EPA! Here's the latest on
how you can help.
called the Living Barge "the straight up coolest art installation of the
Bennett 's blog, some pictures of the Living Barge and
the Duwamish on our opening day.
Mark Sullo got some nice shots when we tugged the Barge upriver the day
before the opening.
For more pictures of the Barge and the events, see our photo page. To
see the construction process, check out the construction
Michael and Barnacle check out
the Living Barge on a rainy morning.
Photo: Nicole Kistler
Keep up the momentum!
We can't take credit for all of this, but right now, the Duwamish is hot!
A new Duwamish Master Plan effort is underway to develop a long-term
vision for the river and the neighborhoods the surround it (Georgetown and
South Park). To get involved, contact Cari Simpson of the Duwamish River
Cleanup Coalition: k
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