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Room For Change Mural on the Pike Street Hill Climb between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

Image by Dorothee Brand

  • Artwork

Mural: Room For Change

Carolina Silva

Pike Street Hill Climb (between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way at Pike)

Created as part of the Seattle Design Festival by local artist Carolina Silva, Friends partnered with Space.City, Urban Artworks, and Downtown Seattle Association to commission Room for Change.

Created as part of the Seattle Design Festival by local artist Carolina Silva, Friends partnered with Space.City, Urban Artworks, and Downtown Seattle Association to commission Room for Change, a temporary mural on the Pike Street Hill Climb in 2016. The mural consists of enveloping the space that configures the concrete surfaces of the stairs, walls and benches with a repeated floral pattern.

Silva described her inspiration for the mural: “After visiting the site, I wanted to create a mural that would suggest the idea of containment, like a box or a room. This will be achieved through the wallpaper-like character of the mural, the dusty pink tone of the background and the fact that the mural is not a single panel, but covers different parts of the space, like folds. Repetitive patterns and hand-traced flowers are recurrent elements; they represent vulnerability and also chaos within harmony, or rather harmony within chaos. These are concepts that are not often explored in public space, but I think that in the subtlety of the motif, this piece has the capacity to create a moment of attention while being quiet; the capacity of being iconic while being soft; the capacity of being open while feeling intimate.”

Check out more of Carolina Silva’s work here

Room For Change Mural on the Pike Street Hill Climb between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

Image by Dorothee Brand

Room For Change Mural on the Pike Street Hill Climb between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

Image by Dorothee Brand

Room For Change Mural on the Pike Street Hill Climb between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

Image by Dorothee Brand

Opening celebration of Room for Change mural

Image by Dorothee Brand

Room for change mural close up

Image by Dorothee Brand

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