Sketched, Dec. 2, 2014
Andrew Morrison started his “Great Walls of Indian Heritage” in 2001 to give students at Indian Heritage School “something to look at and feel proud of.” This painting shows a member of the Blackfeet Indian tribe he meet at a gathering in British Columbia.
It wasn’t until I stood in front of Native American artist Andrew Morrison’s murals on a cold December morning that I really grasped how powerful — and valuable — they are.
Morrison’s towering paintings on the Wilson-Pacific School campus in North Seattle are among just a few notable examples of local public art honoring Native Americans that come to mind. Though pleasing in their own way, totem poles and the sculpture of Chief Seattle at Tilikum Place park can’t compare to the sheer size and impact of Morrison’s 25-foot-high murals.More