Press Release: At the June 18th Burien City Council meeting, Burien Arts Commission Chair Virginia Wright and Public Art Chair Andrea Reay presented artist Augustina Droze’s design for the mural to be painted on the Dollar Tree Building on 4th Ave SW across from the Burien Library. The City Council approved the design allowing the Burien Arts Commission and Parks, Recreations and Cultural Services Department to move forward with this exciting project!
Ms. Droze will be in Burien July 16-August 11th working on the project. Ms. Droze’s design intends to create a meditative artwork that can provide moments of relaxation and thoughtfulness for the viewer. Her concept is to integrate Burien’s natural and urban environment. The wave patterns, hands, and botanicals represent the natural elements in Burien, with the hands also portraying a feeling of togetherness. The circles reflect have a more ‘urban-centric’ theme. The background patterns were created by Cedarhurst Elementary School students, which reflects their recent study of “tessellation”.
The artist is looking for volunteers to help with the project. Anyone interested in helping, or if you have questions about the mural, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.