Seattle, Washington: Equality - Prosperity vs. Wretchedness

Rolon Bert Garner and Ken Leback's "Equality" (1996) is 35 identical small granite houses set on a grid, looking up at a larger, super-rich bronze house on a grassy park hillside.

Address:
Sturgus Ave. S., Seattle, WA
Directions:
East of I-5, visible adjacent and southwest of I-90. From surface roads, the park is along the I-90 Trail along Sturgis Ave. S.
Phone:
206-684-4075
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Equality - Prosperity vs. Wretchedness

The plaque has been stolen, but the installation is still worth a visit.

[Jennifer, 05/02/2015]

The sculptural work presents 35 small, identical granite houses overlooked by a 1 percenter bronze house on the hill. Since 1996, when it was installed, the stained and tarnished rich guy's house is no longer so impressive. The missing bronze plaque featured a lofty quote from Alexis de Toqueville's "Democracy in America," 1835.


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