02 Aug

Public Art Murals on The Streets of Seattle

Over the last few years Seattle has been developing their local mural scene just like Vancouver has with our Mural Festival. I came across two new (to me) murals in Belltown and I really like the use of pattern, colour, layers, and the use of stencils.

Seattle street art

Seattle street art

Seattle street art

There’s also a brand new section thats been added to the water side of Pike Place Market, which includes a series of public art pieces made by Clare Dohna. These are elaborate murals made with colourful ceramic tiles using imagery of local flora and fauna. This one features birds, but there were others with insects, and one with fish. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like these in North America because ceramic tile installation is not very common.

Seattle public art

Seattle public art

Seattle public art

These three murals have got me thinking about what I would do if I had the opportunity to do one of my own. I’m not a painter, but it could happen.

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