“Seed of Hope” Art Unveiling at Esperance Park in Edmonds March 12, 2022
Local artist Tsovinar Muradyan will unveil her sculpture representing the message, “Hope grows where light is given”
WHAT: The Snohomish County Arts Commission will unveil the “Seed of Hope” by local artist Tsovinar Muradyan. Attendees will observe morning sunlight beaming through a small portal carved in the stone that illuminates a tiny bronze “sprout”. The sunlight and sprout convey Muradyan’s message, “Hope grows where light is given.” The Arts Commission recommended the art acquisition for Esperance Park in Edmonds, paid from county 1% For the Arts Funds. Local artist Tsovinar Muradyan, Conservation and Natural Resources Director Tom Teigen, and Kari Johnson, Vice Chair of the Arts Commission will be speaking. This event is open to the public.
WHERE: Esperance Park
7830 222nd St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:30 am
WHY: The name Esperance means “Hope” in French. “And There Was Light!” is the inspiration for this sculpture. “Seed of Hope” is a sculptural story told within a mighty rock with a history spanning several millennia. The rock’s outer surface is colorful and rich from its origins from the earth’s land, the sun and water. Tsovinar has precisely calculated and carved an organic cavity at the top of this massive stone, in order to capture the sun’s light within. She placed the stone so that it generates a large shadow section on one side. When the sun’s light penetrates the carved organic cavity, it “meets” the glazed bronze seed, the marriage of which beautifully symbolizes the powerful connection of the Light to Life itself. “Hope grows where light is given.”
Notes for Media:
- Artist Tsovinar Muradyan, Conservation and Natural Resources Director Tom Teigen and Kari Johnson, Vice Chair of the Arts Commission will be available to the media after the event.
- See attached images for use of the sculpture and artist at work.
- See included fact sheet for more details about the piece and the artist.