Kenji Stoll

Head shot of SODO Track artist Kenji Stoll.

A Tacoma-based artist focused on community, Kenji Stoll is familiar with the inevitable changes that come to a rapidly growing region. Viewing the SODO Track “as a gateway into Seattle for communities in the South Puget Sound,” he recognizes the relevance of this space in the context of these shifts. In White Ashes 4, Kenji highlights the “tragic beauty of impermanence” by framing symbols of purity in a fleeting scene marked by danger. Through the lens of a military viewfinder, we look on as lotus flowers inspired by Japanese kimono designs float upon a moving a stream of abstraction, pattern, and life.