Public Art: Banners
City of Shoreline Art Commission for Street Banners. Two sets of designs. Shoreline, Washington
The Shoreline Park Board Art Committee had a contest and chose 2 artist's to create new Banner Art project for Aurora Avenue. (Rt 99)
Content: Banner 1 & 2- Fruit and Vegetables. Shoreline has a history of growing berries and the Northwest Indians ate nettle leaves, arrowhead plants, red huckleberries among other native plants still found in our area. The other edible plants celebrate the urban gardens and hint at where the plants originated through an added pattern. For example bok choy has a Chinese pattern and the okra has an African pattern. For a greener solution, we have goats that eat grass in our community areas.
Banner 3- Culture and Nature. The artwork reflects the cultural diversity and the beautiful nature in the city of Shoreline, Washington. Starting at the top in my abstract landscape: the red shape represents the sun and it is a lotus pattern from China. The orange birds are an Ancient Mexican pattern and the yellow mountains are from a Northwest Indian basket pattern. In the middle, you’ll see green trees which are from a historic Hawaiian quilt and the purple shape represents the land; it’s a pattern from Africa. At the bottom is the blue water and it’s a historic German lace pattern. They were one of the earliest Europeans to settle in Shoreline.
See Article in Shoreline Area News