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The Marinascope Revealed!

Internationally renowned glass artist George C. Scott's latest artwork. The 10-foot-high by six-foot-wide refurbished shipping lane buoy that is the frame of "Marinascope" was initially used in the construction of the Second Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Scott rescued the derelict, installed holes that were then filled with fused glass panels created by local artists and residents.

The walk-through "Marinascope," is a larger-than-life kaleidoscope that reflects both history and the colors of nearby Puget Sound. And, to reflect the ever-changing nature of the waterfront, is a work-in-progress as Scott plans to add new features over time.








This art on Poverty Bay project is now the central focus of Des Moines' South Marina Park at the South 227th Street entrance to the Des Moines Marina.

The project, commissioned by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, was made possible with funding from the Port of Seattle ACE Grant, the City of Des Moines, the Des Moines Marina and Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Department, and the support of the Des Moines Historical Society, the Waterland Blog and from student and community member artists.







The piece is dedicated to two former Des Moines Legacy Foundation board members Nancy Stephan and the late Carmen Scott (no relation to the artist).

Stephan and Scott worked tireless to enhance the arts and preserve historic resources for the betterment of the community.

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