Echo by Jaume Plensa
Jaume Plensa

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Jaume Plensa is renowned for his monumental and psychologically engaging public art. His sculpture Echo is named for the mountain nymph of Greek mythology. Plensa created this monumental head of Echo with her eyes closed, seemingly listening or in a state of meditation. The work is situated on the shoreline of the park, where Echo looks out over Puget Sound in the direction of Mount Olympus. In Greek mythology Echo was a wood nymph who loved a youth by the name of Narcissus. He was a beautiful creature loved by many but Narcissus loved no one. He enjoyed attention, praise and envy. In Narcissus' eyes nobody matched him and as such he considered none were worthy of him.

Art at Sculpture Garden