Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009
© Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009, Fritted glass, King County Art Collection

Julie Berger joined the design team early in the development of Burien's Transit Center. As design team artist, Berger wished to introduce the experience of nature to this urban site, and conceived the glass frit design for the transit center's canopy and bus screen panels as dappled light filtering through the forest foliage. The sculpture recalls with clarity the mystery of an intense shaft of sunlight falling on one tree and singling it out from the many in the forested landscape. Inspiration came from Burien's historic Three Tree Point, and the tower built around a single, tall fir tree that once offered prospective land buyers a platform view of the surrounding landscape. Both a memory piece and a contemporary artwork, Forest Illumination serves as a lighted beacon for the transit center, acknowledges the legacy of Burien's primeval forest and creates a contemplative experience within the life of the city.

Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009
© Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009, Fritted glass, King County Art Collection

Julie Berger joined the design team early in the development of Burien's Transit Center. As design team artist, Berger wished to introduce the experience of nature to this urban site, and conceived the glass frit design for the transit center's canopy and bus screen panels as dappled light filtering through the forest foliage. The sculpture recalls with clarity the mystery of an intense shaft of sunlight falling on one tree and singling it out from the many in the forested landscape. Inspiration came from Burien's historic Three Tree Point, and the tower built around a single, tall fir tree that once offered prospective land buyers a platform view of the surrounding landscape. Both a memory piece and a contemporary artwork, Forest Illumination serves as a lighted beacon for the transit center, acknowledges the legacy of Burien's primeval forest and creates a contemplative experience within the life of the city.

Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009
© Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009, Fritted glass, King County Art Collection

Julie Berger joined the design team early in the development of Burien's Transit Center. As design team artist, Berger wished to introduce the experience of nature to this urban site, and conceived the glass frit design for the transit center's canopy and bus screen panels as dappled light filtering through the forest foliage. The sculpture recalls with clarity the mystery of an intense shaft of sunlight falling on one tree and singling it out from the many in the forested landscape. Inspiration came from Burien's historic Three Tree Point, and the tower built around a single, tall fir tree that once offered prospective land buyers a platform view of the surrounding landscape. Both a memory piece and a contemporary artwork, Forest Illumination serves as a lighted beacon for the transit center, acknowledges the legacy of Burien's primeval forest and creates a contemplative experience within the life of the city.

Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009
© Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009, Fritted glass, King County Art Collection

Julie Berger joined the design team early in the development of Burien's Transit Center. As design team artist, Berger wished to introduce the experience of nature to this urban site, and conceived the glass frit design for the transit center's canopy and bus screen panels as dappled light filtering through the forest foliage. The sculpture recalls with clarity the mystery of an intense shaft of sunlight falling on one tree and singling it out from the many in the forested landscape. Inspiration came from Burien's historic Three Tree Point, and the tower built around a single, tall fir tree that once offered prospective land buyers a platform view of the surrounding landscape. Both a memory piece and a contemporary artwork, Forest Illumination serves as a lighted beacon for the transit center, acknowledges the legacy of Burien's primeval forest and creates a contemplative experience within the life of the city.

Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009
© Julie Berger, Forest Illumination, 2009, Steel, King County Art Collection

Julie Berger joined the design team early in the development of Burien's Transit Center. As design team artist, Berger wished to introduce the experience of nature to this urban site, and conceived the glass frit design for the transit center's canopy and bus screen panels as dappled light filtering through the forest foliage. The sculpture recalls with clarity the mystery of an intense shaft of sunlight falling on one tree and singling it out from the many in the forested landscape. Inspiration came from Burien's historic Three Tree Point, and the tower built around a single, tall fir tree that once offered prospective land buyers a platform view of the surrounding landscape. Both a memory piece and a contemporary artwork, Forest Illumination serves as a lighted beacon for the transit center, acknowledges the legacy of Burien's primeval forest and creates a contemplative experience within the life of the city.

Collection: Burien Transit Center Burien Washington

Julie Berger created a fritted glass design for the glass canopy on the transit station platform, and a galvanized steel sculpture at the entrance to the station.