The station is located in the center of I-90. Riders can enter from either Rainier Avenue South or 23rd Avenue South. The nearby I-90 trail as well as local bus transfers make it easy to connect to light rail for transit riders, people walking and people cycling.
Travel time: Judkins Park Station to Westlake - 10 minutes.
Relaying the story and history of the neighborhood through the narrative of passing the torch, Barbara Earl Thomas' artwork will be translated into glass and metal for the station’s platform. (Concept drawing)
Barbara Earl Thomas©, Judkins Park Station, Platform
Hank Willis Thomas aims to highlight the importance of Jimi Hendrix's legacy to the surrounding community where he grew up and his impact on the city of Seattle. (Concept drawing)
Hank Willis Thomas©, Judkins Park Station, East Entrance
This 50 foot high mural at the station's west entrance will be created from a family snapshot of Hendrix as a teenage musician. (Concept drawing)
Hank Willis Thomas©, Judkins Park Station, West Entrance
PROJECT: Platform Windscreens
ARTIST: Barbara Earl Thomas (Seattle, WA)
DESCRIPTION: Translating her cut-paper images into glass and metal, Barbara Thomas' work will tell a story in pictures across some of the station's platform windscreens. Thomas is a native of South Seattle and the station artwork is based on the idea of passing the torch from one generation to another. Thomas is further working to develop a component of the artwork that is accessible to the disabled community, in particular those served by the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind.
PROJECT: Station Entrances
ARTIST: Hank Willis Thomas (New York, NY)
DESCRIPTION: Thomas' two murals for the station celebrate a native son, Jimi Hendrix, capturing both the hope of youth and the fleeting nature of success. The west station entrance will feature a 50 foot tall mural of Hendrix based on a snapshot taken soon after his first teenage gig. At the east station entrance, Thomas' mural will be a collage of portraits taken at the peak of Hendrix' fame, rendered in gold-toned metal. Each artwork is an extension of Thomas' ongoing explorations of the interactions between identity, commerce and the media.