Archive for July, 2014

63rd Street Mural

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Recently I was chosen as the winner of The 63rd Street Mural contest. My design will be painted in July 2014 at the underpass of 63rd and Aurora. Below is a site dedicated to the mural and it’s process.

More press about the mural:

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rendering for the 13′ x 200′ mural

Volunteers painting in mural

Seattle Times article:


Seattle resident Jim Sykes paints an elephant as fellow volunteer Emma Mitchell, 14, goes for more supplies while they work Sunday on artist Michiko Tanaka’s mural design, “Animal Silhouettes,” which covers about a 200-foot span of an underpass on North 63rd Street at Aurora Avenue North. Previously, a mural painted in the 1990s decorated both sides of the underpass, but it was covered with so much graffiti that in 2012 it was removed. Soon after, Kerry Fowler, an area resident who wanted to bring a mural back, began organizing a community effort to paint a new one. Fowler said several community businesses have helped donate toward the $5,000 needed to match money from Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund, while dozens of residents came to help paint over the weekend. “The community really stepped up,” he said. The committee in charge of the mural has agreed to maintain it for five years, and a graffiti-resistant coating will be applied.

From Seattle Mag