I am raising money to complete a public fine art project, on the exterior of the Metropole building at 2nd and Yesler st. in the Pioneer Square neighborhood, in Seattle,Washington. The exterior of the building has been covered in plywood for 2 years, and is currently under construction, and features a Plywood wall approximately 100ft long wall by 17 ft high. I have the support of the Building owner to cover the blank wall and bring attention to the building, the block and general area. The idea is to create a large noticeable piece of public art, giving the community something to look at and be proud of while the building is in transition. Creating beauty for an otherwise abandoned space and give the physical landscape of Pioneer square much needed positive energy.
This mural will be a large scale photo-realistic painting using spray paint, celebrating emerging artists in Seattle. It is intended to inspire local artists to keep creating art and gain more exposure for the Seattle art community. I have hopes to preserve the mural after it comes down and re-install it in another prominent location. This is a photo of what we are aiming for:
This project is expected to take 30 days to complete. We are raising money for paint, materials, and rental of a scissor lift due to the scale of the project.
We plan on taking pictures to show progress of the art every day there is something added. We want folks to see the evolution and be a part of the process and watch as the mural transforms an abandoned plywood wall into a vibrant piece of public art.
We will include everyone who donated by name on a public plaque on the mural itself (unless otherwise requested), as well as on our website. Contributors donating more than $40 will receive a large format handmade silk screen poster signed and numbered by myself.
To see updates on the progress also check out: www.weirdoculture.wordpress.com
To lean more about the history of the Metropole Building go to:
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