Featuring Local Artists

A distinguishing feature of Arras apartments, as well as our sister residential communities, is our focus on elevating spaces with art. We work with local artists to create and install gallery-worthy works throughout our properties for all to enjoy. Each artwork interprets the definition of Arras; a decorative woven tapestry wall hanging.

Vertical Drops by June Sekiguchi

Vertical Drops is an infusion and celebration of nature into a technology-driven space. It pays homage to our Pacific Rim orientation and proximity to waterfalls. Vertical Drops is a contemporary arras of sorts: A metaphorical tapestry connecting the diversity of the inhabitants of Arras with art inspired by nature. June draws with a scroll saw, cutting material from thin sheets of wood, then assembles layers that combine for an overall narrative. Modularity, reconfigurability, and site responsiveness are central to her work. LOCATION: Hub Lounge MEDIUM: engineered wood, paint, metal bricks

Another Way Home by Joe Cunningham

Another Way Home is a quilt made of fabrics from around the world and composed of elements that are simultaneously the same and different. The quilting that holds the three layers together is composed of elements from early arrases. Joe began making quilts in 1979 under the tutelage of mid-century masters of the tradition. Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique personal style, collected by museums and collectors throughout the country. LOCATION: Hub Lounge MEDIUM: cotton fabric from around the world, bamboo batting

Loom by John Fleming

Loom, with its tall steel ribs interlaced with reflective strands, expresses both meanings of arras: a richly woven tapestry and the weaving together of a vibrant new community. John is best known for his Grass Blades sculpture at Seattle Center. But as you get to know his work, you’ll find a wide assortment of materials, many salvaged and repurposed: reflectors from old traffic signs, salvaged iron plates and signal light from a railroad, and thousands of strips cut from the discarded shingles from an old bungalow. LOCATION: Courtyard MEDIUM: steel, recycled and salvaged materials

Ensō-Arras by Anne Crumpacker

Ensō-Arras communicates the interconnectedness of all things and Japanese aesthetics. The Ensō or Zen Circle is central to Eastern and Native American cultures, a universal symbol of interconnectedness, and represents enlightenment as it is bounded and boundless. The organic edges symbolize the imperfection that is part of existence. LOCATION: Leasing center MEDIUM: crosscut bamboo and Irish waxed linen thread

Alpine by Ryan Molenkamp

Alpine is informed by Ryan’s interest in Geology and volcanoes and the natural landscape of the Northwest. The goal of the piece is to create a sense of wonder, movement, and a hint of danger in the work which may inspire the viewer. Ryan’s work is largely informed by his interest in landscape, geology, and development. LOCATION: Club Fitness MEDIUM: acrylic paint

Sea and Sky by Celeste Cooning

Sea and Sky is “Reflections of One Another Becoming One and the Same.” The stylized, ornate fronds harken to the verdant beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Celeste is best known for creating large-scale, ethereal installations that can be found in city parks, storefronts, and special events throughout the region. LOCATION: North terrace