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

April 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Art by the tracks at Westlake Station

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Sketched March 26, 2013

With less than 10 minutes to spare before the next light rail train would arrive, I set out to sketch one of the striking underground murals that brightens the scene at Westlake Station.

The whimsical porcelain enamel mural is so big (10 by 35 feet) that it’s actually best seen from the northbound bay across from where I stood. From my vantage point and given the time constraint, all I could sketch was a little fragment on the bottom-left corner that shows a woman holding a broadsheet. Before I realized it, commuters on their way to the airport were surrounding me and it was time to board the train and close my sketchbook.

This was my first encounter with the work of local artist Fay Jones. A thorough essay about her can be read on History Link.

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