Sculptures by Rene Yung seen at International District Library, Seattle - Wellspring

Wellspring

Wellspring is a community-engaged public art project at the Seattle International District Library. Created by Rene Yung, it features teacups as a symbol of sustenance and hospitality to unite a community with internal cultural schisms. The project used 200+ community-donated teacups in different art elements deployed throughout the library, to create a layered experience as visitors move through the space. A large teacup wall sculpture establishes an overall iconic imagery; and single teacups float in internally-lit resin "tomes" placed in the stacks, to create a sense of whimsy and discovery for library patrons and further imbed meaning into different library spaces.