The SODO Track Murals by Caratoes, Low Bros, and dozens more

Walk or bus the two miles in SODO to enjoy the murals. I prefer the walk to see in slow motion. The newest murals were finished the summer of 2017 by these artists: Broken Fingaz (London, England & Haifa, Israel) Christopher Derek Bruno (Seattle, WA) Caratoes (Hong Kong via Belgium) DALeast (South Africa via China)…

B.F.DAY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MURALS: B.F.DAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

On Freemont Avenue North passers-by may see many tile mosaic murals decorating the retaining walls at the corner of the B.F.Day Elementary School property. The murals are a tradition at the school. Graduating students have added a new one each year since 1995. An article about the murals and the art teacher behind them, Tamara…

Morrie Alexander’s The Raven and the Salmon Lady

  This legend pole, carved from cedar, stands in front of the John Stanford Center at the corner of South Lander Street and 3rd Avenue South. It was a gift from the Lummi master carver, Morrie Alexander (1915—1973). The story of The Raven and the Salmon Lady. Near your home is there art which tells…

Peter Reiquam’s Nine Lives: Fremont Firestation

The icon of the Eveready (TM) battery inspired this 2013 sculpture. It suggests that the firefighters are ever ready. “Each of my projects is a unique response to the landscape, architecture and culture of its site. My goal is to create beautiful, thought-provoking artworks of the highest level of craftsmanship, of materials that require little,…

Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo: Re-Stack

  Re-Stack “is both a memory of a building that once existed and a fragment of a building from the future,” according to the sculpture’s label (by Vulcan Real Estate which commissioned the work). The 2015 piece is made from stainless steel. It stands at the corner of Thomas Street and 9th Avenue North. The…

Walking Fingers by Ellen Forney: Capitol Hill Light Rail Station

Ellen Forney is a Seattle artist. She teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. This mural at the Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station is made from porcelain panels on a steel framework. From the artist’s website: Walking Fingers Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station Seattle, Washington 2015 Crossed Pinkies and Walking…

Ginny Ruffner’s The Urban Garden, 7th and Union

Seattle artist Ginny Ruffner’s 2011 kinetic sculpture stands about 28′ tall on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street, opposite ACT Theater. Watch the sculpture to see the watering can pour water, the flowers spin, or open. Her website includes photos of the work in progress.  

Thai Fish at the Chinese Garden, South Seattle College

In the Chinese Garden at the north end of South Seattle College sits a huge 20th century bronze Thai carp. This would be an excellent time to see it because the peony garden it adorns is in bloom and bud.   A bit of history about the sculpture. The Chinese Garden website, including a schedule…

Leo Sewell’s Junk Penguin at Pacific Place

Leo Sewell crafts sculptures from garbage and recycled objects. He is based in Philadelphia. Animals inspire him. This sculpture stands in the indoor courtyard of Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. Not in Seattle? Do you have art in your shopping center?

Ming Fay’s Pillar Arc, US Courthouse Plaza

Pillar Arc stands in the plaza of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Ming Fay created this cast aluminum sculpture in 2004. Fay used the shape of a tiny cedar cone scale and enlarged it to the size of a cedar tree. For those outside of Seattle: Is there a sculpture in front…

Travelling With Out Movement, mural by Hebru Brantley

Some public art is temporary. Find “Travelling With Out Movement” between 3rd and 4th Avenues on James Street on the temporary fence around the construction site for the Civic Square. Hebru Brantley often creates optimistic murals featuring brave children. The Tuskegee Airmen inspired Brantley’s Fly Boy and Fly Girl characters. If you are not in Seattle, visit a construction…

Stacey Sterling Murals

Stacey Sterling has a booth, BASILIC, at Pike Place Market where she sells hand-painted textiles and other art. Two of her murals decorate West Seattle sights. The triptych (left) brightens an exterior wall of a portable classroom at Alki Elementary. The red, blue, and green scene is inside Blue Moon Burgers. From her website: Stacey Sterling “My…