Tattarrattat
2020

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Seattle Public Utilities
King County
NE Canal St and 2nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA


Honoring the waterway connecting Lake Union and the Puget Sound, the phrase “TATTARRATTAT” is spelled out using the International Code of Signals for water vessels moving in either direction of the canal. The repetition of the palindrome serves as a visual interpretation of the constant “knock, knock” emanating from a construction site for months to come.

The letter A
The letter R
The letter T
View looking Northeast of the entire installation.