Visiting "Echo" at SAM Sculpture Park

05/30/2014

I had the great pleasure of seeing SAM's Sculpture Park's new aquisition "Echo" a 46 foot tall sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa on Friday.  It's inspiration is drawn from Greek mythology.  

 

"Zeus, the King of the Olympians, was known for his many love affairs. Sometimes the young and beautiful nymph Echo would distract and amuse his wife Hera with long and entertaining stories, while Zeus took advantage of the moment to ravish the other mountain nymphs. When Hera discovered the trickery she punished the talkative Echo by taking away her voice, except in foolish repetition of another's shouted words. Thus, all Echo could do was repeat the voice of another."

 

Echo now resides with views of Puget Sound towards the Olympic Mountains.

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