Note* The Undersea Aviary is a work in progress. Many of the images you see include unfinished portions of the space.
Michael Henderson is a resident of West Seattle, an artist, architect, and creator of the Undersea Aviary:
"I grew up on a farm in North Dakota where I also studied Architecture. I fell in love with the larger world after traveling solo on the East Coast by train when I was 19 and continue to travel whenever possible. I have a son who is 9 and is as staggering and wonderful as any country I have ever seen. I like stories and building things. I love the complexity and beauty of us humans."
Michael is a remarkable visionary and builder who aspires to revolutionize play spaces by creating a truly exceptional model. For the past year he has been creating an artistic wonder in his own backyard, determined to create a space that will inspire amazement, excitement, community engagement, fun and a sense of opportunity both locally and for neighborhoods at large. Michael is so dedicated to this vision that he is willing to sacrifice his own house, creating the space needed to bring the Undersea Aviary to life, as he has imagined. Michael possesses a spirit that is truly inspiring and contagious.
Michael has created a Kickstarter website to fund the next phase of his project. Please click here to learn more, including how you can participate.