Bloom, 2009

Beliz Brother
(American, born 1950)

Location: Everett Community College, Everett


Artist Beliz Brother’s hanging sculpture ‘Bloom’ is made of LED lights and eco-resin, made from post- industrial material. The abstract flower sculpture fills Grey Wolf Hall with form and light. It also creates a gathering space within the large two-story atrium as you move up or down the main stairway or see it from rooms that look into the atrium. The lights are a key part of the art. They make the sculpture glow as well as project light out to create patterns. ‘Bloom’ is like a beacon at the center of the building.

Brother also notes that “The metaphor of the artwork is of a small bud that grows into a flower in full bloom. It expresses the idea that over time, many parts grow and come together to make one whole, much like the accumulation of knowledge through the course of a lifetime.”

The artwork can be seen from both the inside and outside of Grey Wolf Hall. As you enter the building and move through it, you see the artwork differently. From the center of the atrium bridge, all of the artwork’s layers line up to form a perfect image of a flower in full bloom.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Everett Community College.


Seattle-based artist Beliz Brother creates site-specific public art installations. Her abstract artworks are inspired by complex natural processes and systems of interaction. Brother received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Prescott College in Arizona.

Material CategorySculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic
MediumEco Resin, LED lights, and stainless steel
Dimensions8 ft x 8 ft x 16 ft
ID NumberWSAC2007.015.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyEverett Community College
Artwork LocationEverett Community College
Grey Wolf Hall, Atrium on 2nd and 3rd floors
WA CountySnohomish
Site TypeCollege
Address2000 Tower St.
Everett, WA 98201
Geo. Coordinates48.005934, -122.203796
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