Prairie Line Trail: Mural in Tacoma
The grand cedar that reaches to the top of the building is painted to a full sized old growth honouring the forest ancestors that stood so tall and were respected by the native Americans. We are using the metaphor of weaving to create movement throughout the entire mural composition. A Puyallup woman is of high status as a basket weaver is in the process of creating a clam basket with an open twined weave. The Cedar root basket threads wind to the left and right, carrying ribbons from that past harmonious human relationship and connectivity with the ecosystem of the forest, taking only what is necessary and moving to the right as the story evolves.