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 work for their new Banner Art project. My work was picked and the new banners went up this fall.
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. It reflects the beautiful nature and the cultural diversity of Shoreline. The water is a German pattern (one of the earliest Europeans here), earth/land (African pattern), trees (Hawaiian quilt pattern), mountains (Northwest Indian basket pattern), birds (Ancient Mexican pattern) and sun (Chinese lotus pattern).
See Article in Shoreline Area News