Thursday, May 17, 2012

Emerge: An Ode to Dedication Mural - Pioneer Square

Panorama of Mural
Emerge: An Ode to Dedication Mural - Pioneer Square
The 100 foot long and 17 foot tall mural Emerge: An ode to Dedication covers the east side of the currently abandoned Metropole building in Pioneer Square, located at the corner of Yesler Way and 2nd Avenue. The building was damaged by a fire in 2007. In 2010, the artist Jeff Jacobson created the mural on plywood covering the side of the building. His goal was to create something beautiful to look like and draw attention to the building. A Kickstarter site contains details of the mural project. According to Jacobson in a video where he describes the mural’s underwater scene, the salmon represent artists rising to and breaking through the surface of the water.

South End of Mural (left), Center of Mural (middle), and North End of Mural (right)
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Detail of Emerge Mural
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People Walking in the Underwater Dreamscape
Emerge: An Ode to Dedication Mural - Pioneer Square

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