West Seattle, Washington
Thanks to Lynda B for the photo – that’s Desmond Hansen’s latest signal-box portrait, Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot, at 35th/Raymond near the High Point Library.
there is also another new one on fauntleroy way near the dry cleaners nearest the bridge. it is a guy with a beard… who is that?
Someone tipped us that day but I got sidetracked and never did post about it. Anyway, Paul Allen:
YES!! Awesome graves❤️
MIX!! Love it!!
Way to go, Mr. Hansen. Very cool. Thank you!
Serious question. Was he somehow given carte blanche to paint every box in West Seattle? It seems as if other local artists might welcome the opportunity to have their work seen by so many people.
I don’t believe there are any dibs, nor is he painting anywhere near “every box in West Seattle.” There are others that have art already (Delridge and The Junction, for example) and many others that would seem to be awaiting somebody’s vision.
Carte Blanche doesn’t mean “dibs.” It means free rein. My question was can he paint any box that he wants? And while I’ve seen other art work displayed in other neighborhoods, I haven’t here. Frankly I find it a little boring. I’m probably his target demographic. And I’m a life long Seattleite. But a little variety would be nice. A public call to artists perhaps?
Desmond is a west seattle artist. I think it is pretty cool.
I like street art and I cannot lie!
Some of my favorite street art. Thank you Desmond. Maybe the next one could be a woman.
Yet there’s only one box with women and there are two crammed on the smallest box as far as I can tell.
…or you could paint one (of a woman) if you are so inclined. you can’t tell an artist what he/she should paint, that’s not really how art works.
I miss hanging out with Nes and Mix A LOT…1250 KFOX Days..
What about Eddie Vedder (PearlJam), Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), and Chris Ballew (PUSA and Caspar Babypants)? They even live in West Seattle!
Mia ZapataStefanie SargentAnn & Nancy WilsonKathleen HannaTobi VailKathi WilcoxJenn Ghetto (Champion)Sera CahoonBrandi CarlisleLet’s hope these icons get some due as well.
See the link in my comment above; that’s his Ann & Nancy Wilson portrait at fauntleroy/Avalon.
I love big butts and I can not lie…,,
How about Tina Bell from Bam Bam
Instead of posting your wants here let Desmond know on his FB and Instagram pages, I’m sure he’d appreciate and more than likely honor them.
I enjoy these little “treasures” about my town and become annoyed when they are vandalized-tagged. Thank you for your art Desmond!
It is disheartening (but not surprising) to see negative comments about Mr. Hansen’s art. We need more people like Mr. Hansen who make our community a nicer place to live. Instead of suggesting Mr. Hansen paint obscure musicians that mainstream society is unaware of, take the initiative to paint portraits of them yourself.Thank you Mr. Hansen for your beautiful work, keep up the great contributions to our community.
@Winnie…SERIOUSLY??? What Desmond has undertaken as a tribute to our many talented artists is part of what makes West Seattle unique. Find your own way to contribute instead of criticizing/whining about someone else’s success. Sour grapes!
Go for it: https://streetsillustrated.seattle.gov/urban-design/public-space/signal-box-artwork/
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