FOLLOWUP: Another West Seattle signal-box portrait

(WSB photo)

Artist Desmond Hansen was just finishing that portrait on the signal box at the northwest corner of 35th SW and SW Morgan when we saw him and pulled over for a photo. It’s been three days since we first showed you his other creations, painted on signal boxes in Morgan Junction. In a comment on that story, he mentioned he was thinking about painting Bruce Lee, among other Seattle-linked luminaries – and now, he has.

14 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Another West Seattle signal-box portrait"

  • Oakley34 March 10, 2018 (9:10 pm)


  • Rob B March 10, 2018 (9:31 pm)

    Very cool. Are more of these planned? I’d love to see the art closer to Alaska and Admiral junctions too. 

  • MJ March 10, 2018 (10:37 pm)

    Desmond darn good work

  • Alki resident March 11, 2018 (12:47 am)

    Great job once again Graves.

  • Rick March 11, 2018 (5:07 am)


  • M March 11, 2018 (7:15 am)

    Would love to support him to do more in The Morgan Junction. Love the work and theme. 

    How about a little Kenny G box by Cafe Ladro? 

  • Just Curious March 11, 2018 (9:17 am)

    Thanks Desmond!

    I have to ask about the finger gestures though.  Are those middle fingers pointing up or is that just me? 

    Just Curious 

    • Noway March 11, 2018 (1:40 pm)

      No- it’s Just you

    • seaopgal March 11, 2018 (2:09 pm)

      Visit and you can view the photo that this is based on. Hands and fingers are notoriously hard to draw, esp. in perspective, but it may also be the artist’s choice.

      • Just Curious March 11, 2018 (7:36 pm)
        Looks like the middle fingers are drawn very well:)      
        At least the interpretive Bruce Lee is  a happy bird flipper! 
        All good. 
        • Noway March 11, 2018 (8:16 pm)

          Again- no. No bird-flipping. 

          Why do you ask if you can’t hear the answer?

          • Just Curious March 11, 2018 (10:20 pm)

            Hi No Way,

            Are you the artist?  If not then please lighten up.  

            I asked a few others what they saw and I’m not alone .   I guess that’s how it is with art-people see different things.

            Sorry  if you didn’t feel heard.  

  • S March 18, 2018 (5:23 pm)

    What!!!! Lane Staley

    this guy is on one!!!

    dez- devilhorns

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