The Tempest

"Tempest" - A Polar Baseball Bat Vortex

“Tempest” – A Polar Baseball Bat Vortex

Artists worked together to create a site-specific artwork involving many elements of SAFECO Field’s Home Plate Gate. The centerpiece of their work is a dramatic sculpture hanging from the center of the rotunda entrance, “Tempest”. Hanging above the grand staircase is a chandelier of 1,000 translucent bats molded of resin and mounted on brushed aluminum spiraling forms. Lit with flickering incandescent lights, the piece conveys the power and movement of the swing of the bat. At last night’s game one player attempted to add his bat to this artwork, when he threw his bat into the stands. Mariners won. Tigers lost.

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