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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Category: Public art


August 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Proud to be a Husky

Sketched Aug. 29, 2013 While all eyes are on the new Husky Stadium, let me draw attention to a small, but familiar, piece of the upgraded complex: the 360-pound bronze husky sculpture that has welcomed fans since 1995 and is now the centerpiece of the Dawg Pack Entrance. Did you know “Husky Spirit” is related to…


0 Comments | More in Animals, Public art, Sports, Statues | Topics: U-District, UW

April 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM

More to see in B-Town

Eagle Landing Park was the highlight of my visit to Burien (see my last post), but the quiet residential town south of West Seattle presents many more sketching opportunities. While I still had a bit of time, I headed to a location recommended by Jim Branson: an abandoned parcel at 1st Avenue South and…


0 Comments | More in Public art | Topics: Burien

October 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Dinosaurs of the ivy league

Sketched Oct. 16, 2012 For most of the year, the Fremont topiary dinosaurs blend with all the greenery along the Burke-Gilman Trail. But as fall comes and the poplar trees nearby shed their leaves, you can’t miss mama and baby Apatosaurus. The living sculptures have adorned the bottom of Phinney Avenue North since the late 1990s,…


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September 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

A favorite piece of art in Fremont

Sketched April 17, 2012 You gotta love the Fremont neighborhood and all its public art. The sculpture of commuters “waiting for the Interurban” is one of my favorites. I guess it speaks to the commuter side of me. Times have changed since the heyday of trolleys, but so many of us still hop on public…


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January 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM

So cold, even the trees need socks

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…


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