I’m a Seattle based visual artist who makes artwork about place.
PAINTING & DESIGN
Fathia Abukar, Viridiana Alvarado Mejia, Castle Cooke, Cecelia DeLeon (lead), Kevin Tran
Hannah Hirsekorn, Catherine Grisez, Robert Zverina
Texts for mural contributed by James Rasmussen, Ken Workman, Chelsea Hendrickson, Fathia Abukar, Viridiana Alvarado Mejia, Rose Lulengo, Nguyen Ho (Tina), Kevin Tran, Natalia Tikhonova
Mike Perfetti, Tracy Gallaway, and Briar Bates (RIP)
Robert Zverina, Jason Neuerberg, Cari Simpson, Sarah Kavage
Integrated artwork for the restoration of Riverton Creek: A mural, a sound piece, a carving, 3 living willow sculptures, and a sign along the Green River Trail in Tukwila. The creek was daylighted where it meets the Duwamish and the pipe that held it back was removed, allowing salmon to once again swim up the creek. I wanted the work to change and grow along with the restoration.
This stretch of river is home to a number of culturally imporant sites for the Duwamish People, including North Wind’s Weir and Duwamish Hill (Grandmother’s Hill), both of which have seen major restoration efforts over the years. In addition to the Riverton Creek restoration, two other large restoration sites - Duwamish Gardens and Chinook Wind - are visible just across the river.
By bike, use map point 2000 Green River Trail, Tukwila WA
To drive, use map point 3225 South 116th Street, Tukwila, WA 98165
Crosscut article by Brangien Davis
BTS photo / video essay about A Refuge from zverina.com
City of Tukwila website about the project, with map