Scuri's terrazzo floor pattern is found at Concourse C.
If you wander across the scattered design of Vicki Scuri's Cloud Walk terrazzo floor at Concourse C, you might not even realize you are treading on public art. Cloud Walk depicts weather symbols, international cloud symbols, and navigation imagery.
The pattern terminates with a "weather clock," a circular image that converges at the end of the concourse, intended to create a kind of gathering place. The swirl of colors creates movement while providing a conclusion, suggesting a sense of arrival and promise that is both imaginative and playful.
Information courtesy of Vicki Scuri
Terrazzo floor pattern (ceramic tile, neon, glass, found objects)
The color scheme of the floor is based on plane graphics and the environment of the Northwest.
Vicki Scuri hails from the West Coast and works as a public artist specializing in environmental design. Her projects vary from pedestrian and freeway bridges to garden landscapes, from lit public sculptures to terrazzo floors. Her use of patterns, sculptural form, and landscaping create functional pieces that encourage public engagement and imaginative interaction.
"We have to be more conscious of our urban environment. If we don't shape our public spaces, they shape us." – Vicki Scuri
As a member of the Downtown Seattle Transit Artist Design Team from 1985-1988, Scuri worked to translate her studio work into large-scale public installations to beautifully enhance the functional aesthetics of the Pacific Northwest commute.
Functional artwork that addresses the concerns and limitations of the site within the city is Scuri’s main concern at Scuri SiteWorks. Her collaborative designs provide public appeal and emphasize a community’s identity through “awareness of place, history, and culture.”
Work by Vicki Scuri
- Rails to Sails, Boren Avenue Parking Garage: the wall incorporates tire tread formliners to enhance the four-hundred car parking garage, creating a cross-cultural reference to the Yucatan's indigenous populations.
- The Great Wall, Interstate 5: a collection of retaining walls along the Interstate 5 corridor in Tacoma, reflecting imagery of the city's waterfront and natural environment.
At the Airport
Judith and Daniel Caldwell created a terrazzo floor for the airport, much like Scuri's, that also functions as artwork. Walk on over to Concourse B to experience the Caldwells' Flying Fish.
Please visit Connected Stories below to see another local example of Scuri's art as well as another functional art piece from the Sea-Tac Airport Collection.
Wander across the scattered design of Vicki Scuri's terrazzo floor.