Federal Way Link Extension Mural
FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON
Commissioned for 12 panels in cut paper for reproduction in vinyl, 120 feet long for temporary installation around the construction site of the new Federal Way Sound Transit Station.
"PUBLIC ART COMES TO YOUR FRONT YARD"
Funded by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Department of Transportation
"These three new pieces are my response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has completely changed the world. “Ponder, Learn, and Create” are the titles of these three images and have been my personal mantra throughout this devastating experience. Isolation, anxiety, despair, depression are always knocking at our door as we watch societies of the world fumble to deal with this unprecedented and detrimental experience. The series consists of portraits of solitary figures sequestered at home. A teenage boy joins his classmates virtually, a woman silently encounters herself in the mirror, an artist creates in her home studio. These familiar scenes are from my personal home-isolation experience but I hope will be received universally as many find themselves house-bound around the world. My goal is that these three pieces of art on their public stage will create a moment for their viewers of beauty, hope, and recognition that our creative human spirit will see us through into better days ahead. "