Pergola Detail

This shows a detail view of the pergola within “Justice Garden Path”which is the front entry for the King County Regional Justice Center. The artwork consists of two intertwining paths, circular perennial gardens, trees, and a vine-covered pergola. The two pathways form a braid, linking this important civic center to the downtown Kent community. The artwork draws upon the agricultural history of the Kent Valley, the classical architectural context, the links between the Justice Center and the community, and the healing powers of garden spaces. The framework of the garden was chosen as a way to ease the stresses inherent in the justice system.