SPACE NEEDLE COMPETITION:
To celebrate the Space Needle’s 50th anniversary in Seattle, the top was painted it’s original color–gold. And then they had a competition to see what would be the next design for the top. It would stay up for the winter. Here is my entry for the competition.
During the day, the top would be a graduated blue. You wouldn’t see the glow in the dark paint. (It would be nice to have a patch of blue sky for those Seattle grey days.) I thought it’s a nice symbol too- “blue sky” for all the entrepreneurs that we have in the city.
At night the design would change. The glow in the dark paint would show and you’d see the stars in the sky. Maybe it would cut down on the amount of lights used to light it at night so it’d be good for the environment and economical too.
The Space Needle would be an example of innovation. If they used solar paint it would power it’s own lights.
NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MURAL COMPETITION:
North Seattle Community College had a competition for a mural design. My entry was a colorful sun with a black background that is painted with chalkboard paint so viewers could participation in the mural. I wanted the mural to be colorful and cheerful (contrasting with Seattle’s grayness as well as the campus’ many cement buildings); and to be inspirational by highlighting famous quotes and asking the viewer two questions: "What is your dream?" and "How can we make our world better?"