The Peacable Kingdom

The theme is biblical (Isaiah 11:6-9) and the interpretation was a modern allegory when local sculptor Richard Beyer (of Waiting for the Interurban fame) captured Madrona’s turbulent history in the faces of a pig (the police), a panther (the Black Panthers), a wolf (aggressive agitators), and a sheep (meek followers).

Forged as one in aluminum and installed in front the neighborhood Sally Goldmark branch library, the 1984 piece has become a symbol for Madrona and the genesis for its official neighborhood motto, “The Peaceable Kingdom”, reflecting the diverse groups that live and have lived in Madrona throughout its history.

You can learn more about Madrona’s history at HistoryLink.org.

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