Two artful displays on Junction buildings — first, we’ve been meaning to post this for a while in case you haven’t taken a close look — the finished renovations on the Junction Post Office Hi-Yu mural are just gorgeous:
There’s more art just about a block south, as the facade of Shadowland (in the ex-Neilsen Florist building) takes shape (thanks to Christopher Boffoli for these pix):
We asked Shadowland partner Joe about the artist who worked on those lovely touches along the overhang; he wrote back:
The artist working on the building is named Jaffey.Ã‚Â He is a local West Seattle artist.Ã‚Â People keep thinking that he did some sort of a print to get thatÃ‚Â design on there.Ã‚Â Amazingly, he hand painted all of it.Ã‚Â He has done signage at a lot of places in the neighborhood.
We also asked Joe to elaborate a little more on the plans for Shadowland’s menu. He says it will include some entree-sized dishes as well as the currently popular “small plates,” explaining:
TheÃ‚Â idea is that if you go out as a couple you would probably get two or three of them and share them with a glass of wine.Ã‚Â I have found that I have really enjoyed places that offer that.Ã‚Â You get to try more things on the menu and it usually opens up conversation at the table.Ã‚Â It should give our chef some flexibility to allow the menu to change with what is available fresh that day and at the same time keep some of the customers’ favorites on theÃ‚Â permanent menu.