“It is amazing to realize you could walk around the site not knowing if there is a body underneath you,” Nelson said. “How do you commemorate that?” — The Seattle Times
Of the approximately 200 people buried at Saar Pioneer Cemetery, there are 89 unmarked graves, each unable to inform visitors of their presence and the role they played in Kent history. Collaborative artists Frances Nelson and Bradly Gunn seek to mark the unmarked by creating a series “thresholds” to walk under and pass through, as an acknowledgement of the final resting place of Kent’s founding pioneers.
THRESHOLDS is generously supported by 4Culture’s Site Specific Program and the University of Washington’s College of Built Environment’s Digital Fabrication Lab, with additional support from McLendon Hardware, Dunn Lumber and Miller Paint Co.