Working Forward, Weaving Anew: A mural for Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail
       
     
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Working Forward, Weaving Anew: A mural for Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail
       
     
Working Forward, Weaving Anew: A mural for Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail

https://www.prairielinetrail.org/site/working-forward-weaving-anew-

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.
2017

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City of Tacoma Mural: Weaving Child of the Future

Detail of painting the girl as she weaves the future together in camas, wheat and stories from Tacoma's past.

 

       
     
City of Tacoma Mural: Painting the face of Grandmother Weaver

Detail of progress painting the portrait of a Puyallup woman of high regard as a basket weaver.

 

       
     
Clam Basket Steel Sculpture Detail

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.

       
     
Conifer Forest Detail

Detail of conifer forest, ravens and history of clearcutting. 
 

       
     
The Carver Mural Detail

Detail of European wood carver working on a cedar door.

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