FOLLOWUP: Morgan Junction mural progress

Passing through Morgan Junction this afternoon, we spotted muralist Bob Henry continuing his work restoring the mural on the west wall of the Peel & Press/Starbucks/Pet Elements/West Seattle Vision/Subway building, so we stopped to check in.

It’s been about two weeks since he started. Check out how bright and clear the mural is looking!

It depicts a late-1930s scene across California SW, where West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is now, with the homes of north Gatewood Hill behind it. As announced in front of the mural a week and a half ago, the restoration of this almost-30-years-old mural is intended to spark restoration of the others painted around that time in The Junction.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Morgan Junction mural progress"

  • Apey May 25, 2018 (9:58 pm)

    The mural is looking absolutely amazing. Such fantastic work!

  • dsa May 26, 2018 (1:33 am)

    Complete rebuild, amazing work

  • Elle May 26, 2018 (8:29 am)

    Although the mural is a beautiful restoration, I wish the artist would take this opportunity to honor everyone of the west seattle of the 1930s and add more women and people of color. I’m sure african americans were walking around the junction and women who weren’t walking with multiple men beside them. This restoration is beautiful, but if kept as is, a missed opportunity to show I’m visually honored and represented in my community every time I use the Parking lot. I ask the comissioner of this project to take my request into consideration. Don’t take all the white males out, just add more women and people of color to make it more equitable. As a woman, I rarely see myself potrayed in public art and monuments frequently or positively and I know this is also true for people of color, especially women of color. Please don’t miss this opportunity. 

  • ACG May 27, 2018 (9:17 pm)

    Elle-i guess one question is:  is this work being done just a restoration of the original piece or has this muralist been commissioned to create his own new work of art?  If it is a restoration of the original, then the muralist needs to stay true to the original piece. I understsnd your point, completely- but depending on the scope of work outlined on this project, changing the original art may not be allowed. Perhaps a new piece of work could be created showing the diversity on our peninsula. That might be a more feasible outlet you could pursue that could brighten yet another building in West Seattle!!

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