WEST SEATTLE ART: Musician memorial at 35th/Barton

(WSB photo)

Thanks for the tips! West Seattle muralist Desmond Hansen is working on another signal-box mural – this time on the northwest corner of 35th/Barton, by Super Deli Mart. The portrait is of Trevon McKoy, also known as hip-hop musician JuiceTheGod. Mr. McKoy was just 21 when he was murdered on lower Queen Anne three years ago; fans, friends, and family had a long-running memorial in the Westwood neighborhood where he lived with his grandmother. Hansen’s previous signal-box portraits include tributes to other musicians gone too soon, starting with Jimi Hendrix, painted at California/Fauntleroy three years ago.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: Musician memorial at 35th/Barton"

  • RickBRic February 26, 2021 (7:36 pm)

    That’s really cool! Thanks Desmond!

  • Seagurl February 26, 2021 (8:08 pm)

    So talented, love his work.

  • Jordan February 26, 2021 (8:09 pm)

    I love these murals.  One of those things that makes driving around our peninsula so cool.

  • Kat February 26, 2021 (8:27 pm)

    Thank you Desmond.  Beautiful works of art.

  • BigJer February 26, 2021 (8:34 pm)

    So grateful for Desmond Hansen’s work! His art brings rich context to our community & helps us realize how distinctive and special the contributions of those showcased are.

  • insertname February 26, 2021 (9:29 pm)

    I really enjoy these. Such wonderful pieces of art. Desmond also did a wonderful MF Doom tribute on a box across from Kemp’s Cannabis. 

  • Rick Sanchez February 27, 2021 (9:12 am)

    Great artist . 

  • Rick Sanchez February 27, 2021 (9:13 am)

    Great art work. 

  • Terremoto February 27, 2021 (7:36 pm)

    Really enjoy Desmond’s artwork. Thank you for background info which makes it even more compelling.

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