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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

October 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM

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Currently showing at a construction site near you

Posted by Gabriel Campanario


Sketched Oct. 12, 3:26 p.m. [Click sketch to view larger]

I'm used to drawing on pocket Moleskine sketchbooks or spiral-bound sketchpads no larger than 9 by 12 inches. A small size canvas is enough to intimidate me, so you can imagine my reaction when I first came across this 135-foot long by 24-foot high mural on Capitol Hill a few weeks ago. Wow!

I came back Tuesday afternoon to sketch the giant temporary artwork in a nod to its creators. It was designed by local artist Baso Fibonacci and painted by Zack Rockstad and Japhy Witte.

The mural, painted on the construction wall around the light rail station site, is one of many art pieces curated by local artist DK Pan for Sound Transit's STart Capitol Hill Wall Project. You may remember D.K. Pan from this art installation I sketched last year.

Flynn Glover, the construction worker coordinating the traffic at the intersection, said the artwork is really cool. "It makes our job site more pleasant."

Blog extra
See every inch of the 9 by 12-inch sketchbook page where I drew this sketch here.

Listen to artist Baso Fibonacci talk about the mural on this KOMO4 video.

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