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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

January 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM

So cold, even the trees need socks

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Sketched Jan. 17
On Tuesday afternoon, as Seattle was bracing for today’s snowfall, I stumbled upon another tree-socks art installation by Suzanne Tidwell at Occidental Park. Tidwell is one of the Sammamish guerrilla knitters I sketched and wrote about last spring.
The multi-colored tree-socks couldn’t be more fitting during these cold days we are having. At Occidental Park, they also add a welcoming sense of cheer and whimsy to the neighborhood. I was pulled into the park as soon as I saw the trees from a distance.
Art installations like Tidwell’s are one of the things that Pioneer Square’s historic district needs to attract more people and become a thriving neighborhood. I can’t wait to see what other art project may pop up here next.

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