PHOTOS: Proof That The Art At Burien’s Interim Art Space Is Only Temporary
Driving past Burien’s Interim Art Space Friday afternoon, we noticed something was amiss.
No, nobody had cleaned up the chunks of asphalt that everyone complains about, nor had anyone covered up the nekkid lady sculpture.
Rather, a large portion of the colorful, big graffiti-styled painted mural had fallen over. This large piece was created by Sam â€œSnekeâ€ Swanson and Iosefatu Sua at the 2008 Strawberry Festival, as an on-the-street â€œcompetition,” and was installed at B/ IAS in late July.
On Friday afternoon, about half of it was laying on its side.
Was this an act of vandalism?
Or merely from a recent windstorm?
Regardless, we just had to stop and take these pics:
We also sent an email query to Kathy Justin, who served along with Dane Johnson as Co-Curator for Burien’s innovative temporary art space, which will be taken apart over the next three weeks.
Kathy had this to say after we asked her what caused the mural to break:
It is from the wind.Â We are de-installing it tomorrow.
So, the mural will be de-installed on Saturday, Dec. 5th, and we’re sure that if you’re up for helping, they could use some volunteer labor.
In the meantime, we’re going to sit in our cars nearby and cry…
- Mural Created At Last Yearâ€™s Strawberry Festival Installed At B/ IAS
- Photos of the Mural Being Painted at the 2008 Strawberry Festival