Nature's Integral Elements - CODAworx

Nature’s Integral Elements

Client: City of Bellevue

Location: Bellevue, WA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $84,000

Project Team

Concept and Design

Jim Hirschfield

Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, LLC

Concept and Design

Sonya Ishii

Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, LLC


Nature’s Integral Elements venerate the essential but less visible components of nature: grains of pollen. Three pollen images are etched onto the black granite tops of three hemispherical benches in Bellevue Washington’s Lattawood Park while the same images help light the paths of the adjacent walkways. Additional soft lighting creates a pattern that encircles the benches transforming them into lanterns throughout the evening.


The goal was to create works of art for Lattawood Park that also served to light the path adjacent to the artworks. The community also wanted to make certain that the artwork did not create light pollution and did not obstruct a wintertime sled run.


Working alongside the community we were able to provide a work of art that reflected the community's character.