This week, the Burien City Council approved the next round of art of ten more signal box art projects.
The 10 Artists and their art that were selected include:
Brooke Borcherding, Sea/Water/Nature theme
Evoking Burien’s geography and surroundings of the Puget Sound and the lake, the piece would use two croppings of the artist’s abstracted water painting for the sides and the iconic blue heron on the front.
Evan Hilsenber-Riley, Sunlit Birch Grove
Varying shades of sunlight-filtered green, reflected in the pond beneath will be visible in the piece.
Heather Landis, The Magical Burien
The piece illustrates where community and nature connect through the magical acts of inspiration.
Heather Lawrence, Burien Farmers Market
Inspired by the Burien Farmers Market and the vibrant neighborhood of friendly, caring people, adhering to the social distancing guidelines and supporting their local community.
Vikram Madan, Bee Riders
The intention of this piece is to create happy, uplifting feelings among viewers and express to the community that the city cares about how people feel about their surroundings.
Dovey Martinez, Untitled
The piece was inspired by the artist’s visits to her parents’ hometown Marale, Honduras. Marale, Honduras may be a small pueblo, but everyone knows about Burien because this is their hub in the United States. Burien has the largest population of Hondurans in all of Washington. The art piece is intended to honor her Honduran, and greater Latino community, by sharing images that are reminiscent of their motherland. The pieces highlights the traditional vibrant colors of Latin America, found in the architecture, murals, and clothing and pair it with a color palette of earth tones associated with Washington. The work highlights the sacrifice of the immigrant community, to come here and provide opportunities for their kids.
Jovita Mercado, Untitled
Using photoshop and color pencils, the pattern is a visual representation of Chicanos/Mexican-Americans and their historic migration from Yakima to Burien in the 1960s during Boeing’s economic boom. The pattern consists of silhouettes of Yakima caballeros, airplane engines, airplanes, and aircraft mechanics with cactuses as their head or on their forehead. The cactus is a visual representation of the abstracted figures’ ethnicity and cultural heritage.
Colleen Monette, Incoming
The artist lived in Burien for 23 years and owned a flower shop and antique store in Olde Burien. The piece reflects her memory, portrayed through abstract realism, of incoming waves crashing on the beach.
Amaranta Sandys, Untitled
This design is a portrait of people from different backgrounds that live in Burien in front of an iconic landmark (Helios, sculpture in Town Square Park).
Angie Hinojos Yusuf, Untitled