Public Art

My installation work is generally site-specific, and pulls inspiration from our connections to nature or sustainability topics.

Title: “Sky Feeder”

Sky Feeder at Carkeek Park

Sky Feeder at Carkeek Park

Reflection Detail

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Year: July – October 2014

Media:  Wood, mirrors.

Organization: Center on Contemporary Art: Heaven & Earth VI, As Above, So Below

Location: Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA

Featured in Departures Magazine during the exhibit as one of “10 of the coolest public artworks on view now [summer 2014], from New York to Chicago to Seattle”!


Title: “TRANS”

Year: 2011-2012

Media: Temporary green roof art installation: Steel landscape forms, plastic trays, sedums and grasses, vinyl banner.

Organization: Sound Transit

Location: D-M Light Rail Expansion Construction Trailer, Tacoma, WA


Title: “Holdfast”

Year: 2011

Media: Fused salvaged plastic bags, marine rope, found rock.

Organization: Center on Contemporary Art: Heaven & Earth III, Cycles of Return

Location: Hidden Beach, Seattle, WA

Floating salmon figures were created from scores of salvaged plastic shopping bags. Anchored to the beach by marine rope and a rock borrowed from the beach, the salmon figures would rise or rest with the tides. This piece was installed before Seattle’s ban on plastic bags, and was an exploration of “trash art” referencing the unintentional fate of much of our plastics – the ocean, and its negative impact on ocean habitat.


Title: “Support “

Artist Team: Teresa Burrelsman-Stern and Bozurka Pejcic-Morrison

Year: 1997

Media: Clay, wire.

Organization: American Cancer Society, The Bra Show

Location: Seattle, WA


All images copyright @ Teresa Stern 1997-2019.