Split (sculpture)

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Artist Roxy Paine
Year 2003 (2003)
Type Sculpture
Medium Stainless steel
Location Olympic Sculpture Park (Seattle Art Museum), Seattle, Washington

Split is an outdoor 2003 stainless steel sculpture by Roxy Paine, installed at Olympic Sculpture Park in the neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle, Washington.[1][2]


The sculpture is a life-sized steel representation of a tree without any leaves. Naturally, birds such as crows can be seen occasionally resting on the branches.[3] It was built in a way that the two main branches diverge in direction, making it look more natural. It is approximately 15.24m (50ft) tall.[4]


  1. ^ "Sculpture Park - The art & artists, a walking guide - Seattle Times Newspaper".
  2. ^ "Split". Seattle Art Museum. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. ^ ""Split" by Roxy Paine - Olympic Sculpture Park - Seattle, WA - Realistic Object Sculptures on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ "Object of the Week: Split | SAM Blog". samblog.seattleartmuseum.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.