When carting my kids to and fro various activities, I often find myself driving through Beacon Hill. I don't know if it's that I like the neighborhood, that the traffic can be a little less on the back streets of Seattle, or that I love this mural I get to drive by.
It is painted on the north side of a restaurant, Kusina Filipina. I have never been in the establishment, but I think about going every time I pass by, hurriedly on my way to trapeze or soccer. Which reminds me, I wish I could relax more in the car.
The artists that created the piece form collaborative muralist group called Matamuros. The mural was painted in 2008, and won 'best new neighborhood mural' by the Seattle Weekly that same year.
Here are some links I found with info on Seattle neighborhood murals and public art:
Beacon Hill Public Art
Sound Transit Art Program in Capitol Hill and elsewhere
Seattle Public Art Walking Tours (with maps to download)
Seattle Outdoor Art
King County Cultural Services Public Art Info
Seattle PI's 12 Best Murals (2011)
What are your favorite murals around your city? What are the stories behind them?