Topic: Andrew Morrison
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March 3, 2013 at 7:01 AM
Original art should be preserved
The pictures of the magnificent murals created by artist Andrew Morrison were beautiful [“Beloved murals may disappear,” page one, Feb. 25]. The title of the article should have been “Beloved murals about to be demolished,” because that is the real story.
Seattle Public Schools has been indifferent, disengaged and dismissive of the artist and his artwork. Seattle Public Schools has made no constructive move to preserve the artwork, only offering to take digital pictures of it.
Original art is completely different from a reproduction. Lucy Morello is quoted at the end of the article saying the goal is to preserve the artwork, even though that is not what is happening and says they have several years to resolve the issue. This story has just begun!
–Ted Heekin, Edmonds
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