SARAH KAVAGE

I’m a Seattle based visual artist and cultural organizer who makes art about place. 

HOME    
Duwamish River Projects
Lenapehoking Projects
Coast Salish Meadow Projects 
Body Projects
Chicago Projects 

ABOUT

PAINTING & DESIGN


SARAH KAVAGE

I’m a Seattle based visual artist who makes artwork about place. 

HOME
    Duwamish Projects
    Lenapehoking Projects
    Coast Salish Meadow Projects
    Body Projects
    Chicago Projects
ABOUT
PAINTING & DESIGN

RIVERTON CREEK

2020-2022

Assistants
Fathia Abukar, Viridiana Alvarado Mejia, Castle Cooke, Cecelia DeLeon (lead), Kevin Tran

Fabricators
Hannah Hirsekorn, Catherine Grisez, Robert Zverina

Texts for mural contributed by
James Rasmussen, Ken Workman, Chelsea Hendrickson, Fathia Abukar, Viridiana Alvarado Mejia, Rose Lulengo, Nguyen Ho (Tina), Kevin Tran, Natalia Tikhonova

Thanks to
Mike Perfetti, Tracy Gallaway, and Briar Bates (RIP)

Photos
Robert Zverina, Jason Neuerberg, Cari Simpson, Sarah Kavage
A Refuge, in progress. Photo Zverina.com

Integrated artwork for the restoration of Riverton Creek. The artwork contains a mural, a sound piece, a carving, 3 living willow sculptures, and a sign along the Green River Trail in Tukwila. The creek was daylighted where it meets the Duwamish and the pipe that held it back was removed, allowing salmon to once again swim up the creek. I wanted the work to change and grow along with the restoration.

This stretch of river is home to a number of culturally imporant sites for the Duwamish People, including North Wind’s Weir and Duwamish Hill (Grandmother’s Hill). In addition to the Riverton Creek restoration, two other large restoration sites - Duwamish Gardens and Chinook Wind - are visible just across the river. 

Visit
By bike, use map point 2000 Green River Trail, Tukwila WA
To drive, use map point 3225 South 116th Street, Tukwila, WA 98165

Crosscut article by Brangien Davis
BTS photo / video essay about A Refuge from zverina.com
City of Tukwila website about the project, with map