Poetry in Place: Bryan Wilson at BFI and SMT

Bryan Wilson’s poem explores the weather systems unique to the Pacific Northwest and overflows with images of water, rain, and atmospheric rivers. My designer Jayme Yen and I discussed how we might display this piece in two spaces that had more infrastructure, staffing, and support to create something more ambitious. Jayme created paper cutouts on architectural plotter paper with phrases from Bryan’s poem which were then suspended by the ceiling and light fixtures. The full installation is downtown at Seattle’s Municipal Tower Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and there’s a second mini installation of the poem at Bureau of Fearless Ideas in Greenwood, North Seattle, where Bryan works as a program manager and educator.