After several weeks of work, artist Jonathan Wakuda Fischer has finished a sprawling mural on the back of the New Seasons store on 11th Ave. NW at NW Ballard Way.
“I credit the designers for recognizing this beautiful new construction desperately needed some personality on the west facing wall,” Wakuda Fischer told My Ballard. “I used to live nearby and know the area well — when I was asked to propose a design, it was no problem creating a mural that I felt would resonate with the neighborhood.”
As you can see from the photos, the painting is comprised of giant salmon, their silhouettes filled with local imagery including the Leif Erikson statue, the Ballard Bridge and Bergen Place Park.
“The painting is one hundred percent spray paint,” he said. “I sketch my design out with chalk and use a combination of freehand painting and stencils for pattern work. This allows me to work extremely quickly and in a myriad of weather conditions.”