Seattle, Washington  USA


Condition Reports / Surveys
Form Design / Project Management
Maintenance / Stabilization / Restoration


Lynda K. Rockwood provides consulting services for individual artists, private collectors, and administrators of public art collections.  Lynda has extensive experience with mixed media, foundry, and fabrication techniques.

Individual artists consult regarding materials, fabrication methods, mold-making, and scale model construction in support of their work on public art commissions.

Private art collectors consult regarding artwork condition, maintenance, and restoration.

Public art administrators contract for evaluations of proposals with an emphasis on preventative conservation, condition surveys, form development, and expertise supporting implementation and management of conservation programs.


  • Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, Washington
  • Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma, Washington
  • Sound Transit – STart, Seattle, Washington
  • Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, Washington
  • 4Culture – King County, Seattle, Washington
  • Redmond Arts Commission, Redmond, Washington
  • Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington
  • Puyallup Art Collection, Puyallup, Washington


2011 – 2013

Participate in the re-siting of Visual Dialogue, a bronze and concrete sculpture by Lynda K. Rockwood, commissioned in 1982 by the Washington State Arts Commission and the Snohomish County School District.  Oversee the casting of the new concrete base.  Assist Fabrication Specialties Ltd. with the removal, restoration, and re-installation of the sculpture at the newly-constructed school.

2006 – 2009

Coordinate the development of a conservation management program including organizing artist project files, designing new conservation forms, and compiling conservation services and contact information.  Survey sculpture collection and complete respective condition reports.  Solicit conservation and restoration estimates for specific artworks and oversee restoration in 2008.  Municipal Art Collection, Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma, WA

1995 – 1997

Survey the condition of 73 artworks, photograph, and supervise professional restoration of 19 outdoor sculptures / totem poles / statues.  Develop procedures, forms, and oversee all aspects of professional treatments by conservators A. Todd, P. Leavengood, and J. Taggart as well as local art companies Artech, Hoge Construction, and Fabrication Specialties Ltd.  Public Art Program, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


2006 – 2014

With a focus on preventative conservation, conduct evaluations of selected sculpture proposals submitted to the Art in Public Places program and consult with artists on such proposals regarding materials, fabrication methods, site, and future maintenance.  Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA


Design the Technical and Maintenance Record – Integrated Site Artwork form used for the permanent archive of conservation / restoration records.  Sound Transit’s STart Program, Seattle, WA


Survey the condition of five sandstone statues carved in France circa 1890.  Conduct research and provide condition surveys with photographs and recommendations for conservation / restoration, including a list of professional contractors who have experience with stone conservation and restoration procedures.  Wright Park, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Survey the condition of, photograph, and provide a report that includes proposed maintenance, conservation, and/or restoration procedures regarding Percival Creek Bridge by P. Richards and G. Gonzales.  South Puget Sound Community College, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA


Survey the condition of, photograph, and provide an outline of restoration procedures regarding Panel Discussion with Slow Swing by A. Storey.  Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA


Consult with M. Baden to develop design changes to Wall of Death that discourage skate boarding and vandalism.  Public Art Program, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


Design technical and maintenance record forms used for the permanent archive of conservation / restoration records.  King County Public Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


Photograph the restoration of Sun Dial by C. Greening and the re-painting of Hammering Man by Fabrication Specialties Ltd., Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


Develop Documentation for Public Art Collections: An Informational Packet, a record-keeping and photographic documentation system.  Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA.  Samples published in Going Public: A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places, published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1988


2009 – 1998

MAINTENANCE:  Stone sculpture by M. Dennis.  Private Collection, Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA

2004 – 1997

MAINTENANCE:  Integrated art, powder-coated metal, wood, stainless steel, painted steel, and bronze sculpture.  Public Art Collection, City of Redmond, Redmond, WA


RESTORATION:  Wood, metal, concrete, and landscape.  Untitled, by M. Miss, WSAC/UW Public Art Commission, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

MAINTENANCE:  Cor-Ten steel. Broken Obelisk, by B. Newman, WSAC/UW Public Art Commission, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002 – 1995

MAINTENANCE:  Bronze, aluminum, and stone sculpture collection, City of Kirkland, WA, subcontract with Fabrication Specialties Ltd., Seattle, WA


MAINTENANCE:  Cor-Ten steel.  Broken Obelisk, by B. Newman and fabricated bronze sculpture by J. McDonnell, WSAC/UW Public Art Commission, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

RESTORATION:  Fabricated aluminum and neon sculpture by B. Holden, Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA


MAINTENANCE:  Implement additional design changes to T. Siciliano wood Fun House, Public Art Program, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


RESTORATION:  Aluminum gates by C. Colquitt and M. Tompkins, Creston Nelson Substation;  Repair to J. Mitchell ceramic animal columns, Systems Control Center; Repair to Wall of Death, by M. Baden, Public Art Program, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

MAINTENANCE:  Cor-Ten steel, cast stone, plastic, and metal sculptures.  Major repair to plastic and concrete sculpture by P. Anderson, Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission, subcontract with Fabrication Specialties Ltd.


MAINTENANCE:  Untitled Cor-Ten steel sculpture by L. Kelly.  Public Art Program, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


RESTORATION:  Nine Spaces, Nine Trees by R. Irwin.  Repairs and maintenance to ceramic columns by J. Mitchell.  Design method of installation and install enamel panels by J. Baldessari.  Installation of bronze plaques.  Public Art Program, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA


CONSERVATION:  Standing Lamp by A. and D. Giacometti.  Welding repair / patina for Artech, Inc., Seattle, WA