Commission for the City of Tacoma's upcoming Prairie Line Trail. After four months of research and collaboration with historians and the Puyallup tribe of Tacoma, our team designed and installed this contemporary historical mural downtown on the back of 7Seas Brewing. The mural, entitled 'Working Forward, Weaving Anew', begins on the left with stories of the cedar tree from the perspective of the first people's in the Puyallup tribe. As the mural moves to the right, the history of cedar becomes a story of European commodities and production in the growing city of Tacoma.
Collaboration with EcoMurals.
Exterior Mural and Plasma Cut Steel.
275' x 55'.
Location: 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Steel fabricated by Lucas Brinkerhoff.
Detail of painting the girl as she weaves the future together in camas, wheat and stories from Tacoma's past.
Detail of progress painting the portrait of a Puyallup woman of high regard as a basket weaver.
Detail of plasma cut steel abalone shell and basket section installed on mural. The great Puyallup grandmother weaver builds an open-weave clam basket filled with shells representing a successful harvest.
Detail of conifer forest, ravens and history of clearcutting.
Detail of European wood carver working on a cedar door.