Edmonds International District, Edmonds, WA; City of Edmonds Economic Development Department & the Edmonds Arts Commission
“Eight Luminaries” consists of seven, 16 foot-high lanterns that illuminate the sidewalks and are integrated into new streetscape light standards. The eighth lantern is a painted steel solar sculpture. It stands on the 76th Ave triangle, a radiating design of stamped concrete.
The lantern was chosen because it has long been an international icon celebrating cultural symbols of light, abundance, harmony and joy. Lanterns light the dark path, illuminating the proper course. Their shapes are as diverse as the communities that use them. From simple to complex, lanterns light up temples, shrines, gardens, festivals, and public spaces.