Monday, January 14, 2013

Emerge: an ode to dedication

Emerge: an ode to dedication by Seattle Daily Photo
Photo & Text © 2013 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved.
In 2007 fire gutted the historic Metropole building built by Seattle pioneer Henry Yesler. For years bare plywood surrounded the site. Artist Jeff Jacobson decided to do something to liven up the eyesore and involve the community. This enormous and colorful mural is the result. You can read about the project here. I like the salmon in the sea swimming deep (see detail below).

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2 comments:

Madge Bloom said...

I've seen this many times... love the colors, don't you?

Bob Crowe said...

That's refreshing all the way around. I wish people around here would think of this. Heaven knows we have plenty of decrepit buildings.