Cinto in Seattle

Phillips staff have been known to encounter reminders of home while traveling, and it seems I’m no exception. Last week I ventured to  Seattle for the Museum Computer Network annual conference where I presented with colleagues from the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Van Gogh Museum about home movie and photo contests we created for Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard at our three venues. On the morning I was to return, I couldn’t resist getting up early for a pre-flight pilgrimage to the Olympic Sculpture Park, hoping to experience works that have long fascinated me from afar like Mark Dion’s living, breathing ecosystem, Neukom Vivarium (2004-06).

How could I forget, even after posting about it in this space just six months ago, that our own Intersections artist Sandra Cinto had recently created an installation at the park? The pavilion, which houses Cinto’s work, wouldn’t open for a few hours (nor would Dion’s Vivarium, sadly) but its walls are made of glass. Peering in, I was delighted to recognize the kindred spirit to Cinto’s One Day, After the Rain, currently on view in the Phillips cafe.

Sandra Cinto's Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) at Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park, overlooking Elliott Bay. Photos: Cecilia Wichmann

Sandra Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park, overlooking Elliott Bay. Photos: Cecilia Wichmann

A few steps further, I discovered a surprise component–Cinto’s swirling waves extended beyond the pavilion’s walls on a monumental canvas hanging over the terrace that looks out over Elliott Bay.

Photo of Sandra Cinto's Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) at Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park

Photo of Seattle's Elliott Bay

Cecilia Wichmann, Publicity and Marketing Manager

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