The Indiegogo campaign aims to fund the Sound Wave Wall feature of the park, “a curved colored steel wall with cut outs of notable figures of Jimi Hendrix performing. As the sun passes over the wall, people can walk past his long shadows.”
More details from the Indiegogo description:
Public brainstorming sessions to solicit community input for park improvements was conducted by consulting landscape architects, Murase Associates. Three conceptual designs emerged incorporating popular ideas that when combined with the legacy of rock legend Jimi Hendrix are imaginative, neighborhood friendly and create diverse use.
The design process funded by the Department of Neighborhoods Large Project Matching Fund produced a preferred plan and design narrative in 2011 that was approved by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. The design is bold, colorful and electrifying as the park’s namesake and transforms an empty grassy space into a multi-use location which includes:
• Interpretative walkways
• Two rain gardens
• Central shelter and other picnic stations
• Sculptural seating shelters
• Enhanced landscaping
• Shadow wave wall tribute
What We Need & What You Get
Following a year-long public design process, the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, announced the launch of a capital fund-raising campaign to finance construction of the park that will celebrate the life, music and legend of Seattle’s hometown icon, James Marshall Hendrix. The non-profit foundation, with the assistance of the Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park, aims to raise $1.5 million in private funding to supplement a $500,000 Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parks & Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.
Now, we need your help to fund the iconic Sound Wave Wall in Jimi’s image. Celebrating sound waves, the Sound Wave Wall is a curved colored steel wall with cut outs of notable figures of Jimi Hendrix performing. As the sun passes over the wall, people can walk past his long shadows.
The height of the wall will vary from 4’to 10’ high, and openings will be sited to allow for great views along the path, which connects Jimi Hendrix Park to Sam Smith Park, our gateway. The wall will be oriented for maximium visibility from the street. In addition to the large cut-outs, there will be perforations in the steel to allow for screened images and patterns to form when looked at from varying distances.