Artwork Interruptions 2022 explores historical past, connection, and portraiture alongside Delridge-Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway 

October 4, 2022

The Seattle Workplace of Arts & Tradition (ARTS) in partnership with the Seattle Division of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned 4 emergent public artists to create short-term artwork installations alongside the Delridge-Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway for Artwork Interruptions 2022. The artworks will probably be put in on Metropolis-owned infrastructure providing passers-by a quick ‘spotlight – interruption’ of their day by moments of shock, magnificence, contemplation, or humor. 

“Artwork Interruptions offers alternatives to rising artists in our area people that need to break into the sphere of public artwork. Non permanent artwork is modern artwork that connects us all to time, place and other people.”

royal alley-barnes, Appearing Director, Seattle Workplace of Arts & Tradition 

Artwork Interruptions Delridge-Highland Park explores themes of nature, conservancy, historical past, connections, and the people who make up the neighborhood by short-term public artworks which might be ephemeral, experiential, and experimental permitting artists to discover present points.  

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College’s Out by Malayka Gormally 

Location: Sanislo Playfield Fence alongside 21st Ave SW 

College’s Out by Malayka Gormally

Malayka Gormally’s venture is a portrait sequence capturing the afternoon ease of Sanislo Elementary College college students after faculty lets out – youngsters having fun with one another’s firm, connecting with associates, mother and father, and guardians, and strolling house. Her designs concentrate on the legs and toes of the scholars, speaking their vitality and liveliness and their different self-expression by garments and footwear. These vibrant, combined media pictures spotlight the gorgeous variety of our communities alongside the issues we might have in frequent. They are going to be printed throughout eight banners affixed to the Sanislo Elementary playground fence alongside twenty first Ave SW.  

Lukia e Tenifa by Va’eomatoka “Toka” Valu

Location: Digital design, printed on vinyl and adhered to the retaining wall on the NE nook of 18th Ave SW & SW Myrtle St  

Lukia e Tenifa by Va’eomatoka “Toka” Valu

Toka Valu’s Lukia e Tenifa options the artist’s tackle the normal Tongan Amoamo Kofe design motif, sharks, and octopuses.

“Our paths to one another are identified to the ancestors as a result of we’re linked to the identical boundless wells of knowledge by roots and connections that present steering for generations to return. Shark and Octopus are depicted right here of their titanic battle that set priority for rituals of respect and relationship nurturing with the ocean which might be nonetheless noticed between the 2 to this very day. We honor the “path-well-traveled” by this legend’s depiction.”

Va’eomatoka “Toka” Valu 

all of the methods we’ve discovered by these downs and ups and downs by Clare Johnson 

Location: Backs of indicators all through the greenway between SW Kenyon St. and SW Myrtle St. 

all of the methods we’ve discovered by these downs and ups and downs by Clare Johnson

Impressed by the idea of a scavenger hunt, Johnson’s vividly detailed art work mirrors how neighborhood greenways can uncover stunning new joys in acquainted locations. Her handmade drawings intricately fuse previous and current points of the neighborhood, celebrating our city atmosphere as filled with unusual every day treasures to be discovered. Particulars from the complete pictures will probably be unfold out on the backs of indicators all through the Neighborhood Greenway. 

Animals of the Salish Sea by Tommy Segundo 

Location(s): Varied signposts alongside the Greenway 

Animals of the Salish Sea by Tommy Segundo 

Animals of the Salish Sea grace numerous indicators positioned alongside the Greenway. Every animal has a major position throughout the Salish Sea and Duwamish River ecosystems.  Since time immemorial, these animals have held nice which means to the indigenous folks of the town we now name Seattle. (Named after Duwamish/Suquamish chief Siahl aka Seattle). 


Artists had been chosen by a panel of artists, group members, and metropolis workers. Artwork Interruptions is an ongoing program funded by the SDOT 1% for Arts Fund.