Community Crosswalks Design Concept Survey

The Melrose Promenade is getting its first two community crosswalks this summer (on Melrose at Pike & Pine), and we need your help selecting a design concept!  We hired an artist to create three design concepts that we'll choose from and develop, with YOUR input, into unique community crosswalk designs for Melrose Ave.  
 
Take a look and tell us what you think!
 

Concept #1 - "Eye Spy on Melrose"

Artist Notes:
Inspired by the architecture, colors, themes, and character of place.
Upper Left: window from Starbucks building, palms from the palm tree near the bike shop (Rapha, formerly Bauhaus), oyster (T. Shellfish), beet (M. Market- a spin on their sign), succulents (parklet planter box and rooftop/patio gardens), coffee portafilter w/ M for Melrose, historical brick pattern mimicked on the buildings and roadway.

<span style="font-size: 14pt;">Concept #1 -<strong> "Eye Spy on Melrose"<br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Artist Notes: </span></strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Inspired by the architecture, colors, themes, and character of place.</span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Upper Left: window from Starbucks building, palms from the palm tree near the bike shop (Rapha, formerly Bauhaus), oyster (T. Shellfish), beet (M. Market- a spin on their sign), succulents (parklet planter box and rooftop/patio gardens), coffee portafilter w/ M for Melrose, historical brick pattern mimicked on the buildings and roadway.</span></span><strong><br></strong>

Alt Concept #1 

Artist Notes: 
Images with plants reflect the foliage on Melrose and add a pop of vibrant color

<span style="font-size: 14pt;">Alt Concept #1 <strong><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Artist Notes: </span></strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Images with plants reflect the foliage on Melrose and add a pop of vibrant color</span></span><strong><br></strong>

* 1. What do you think about the "Eye Spy on Melrose" Collage Concept?

Concept #2 - "Burst of Color"

Artist Notes:
This is a vibrant and fun piece that depicts a geometric shape in the center with the initials for Melrose Promenade. Bursting out from the geometric piece are all the beautiful fractals of light that you’d see shimmering off a quartz or any other precious stone. This one would add a BIG pop of color and a little extra spunk to the area.

<span style="font-size: 14pt;">Concept #2 -<strong> "Burst of Color"<br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Artist Notes: </span></strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This is a vibrant and fun piece that depicts a geometric shape in the center with the initials for Melrose Promenade. Bursting out from the geometric piece are all the beautiful fractals of light that you’d see shimmering off a quartz or any other precious stone. This one would add a BIG pop of color and a little extra spunk to the area.</span></span><strong><br></strong>

* 2. What do you think about the "Burst of Color" concept?

Concept #3 - "Poem Dazzle"

Artist Notes: 
There are a few angles and shapes that have been taken from the facades of buildings as well as the Starbucks window- all flipped on its side and churned into dazzle camo (popular with pop artists in the 1920’s). I imagine lines of a poem would be placed within the different angled lines. White letters on the black stripes and black letters on the white stripes. I can add this in at any time, I just want to be sure there is a consensus on a poem first.

Potential Poem - Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

<span style="font-size: 14pt;">Concept #3 -<strong> "Poem Dazzle"<br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Artist Notes: </span></strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">There are a few angles and shapes that have been taken from the facades of buildings as well as the Starbucks window- all flipped on its side and churned into dazzle camo (popular with pop artists in the 1920’s). I imagine lines of a poem would be placed within the different angled lines. White letters on the black stripes and black letters on the white stripes. I can add this in at any time, I just want to be sure there is a consensus on a poem first.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Potential Poem - <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8HoQB2OwcMgVjVRbTk3ODVUU3c/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow">Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein</a></span></span><strong><br></strong>

Alt Concept #3 

Artist Notes: 
Adding a Burst of Color

<span style="font-size: 14pt;">Alt Concept #3 <strong><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Artist Notes: </span></strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Adding a Burst of Color</span></span><strong><br></strong>

* 3. What do you think about the "Poem Dazzle" concept?

* 4. What is your relationship to Melrose Avenue at Pike/Pine? (check all that apply)

 

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About the artist: Sara Snedeker is a local social practice artist who has been creating vibrant murals in and around the greater Seattle area for the last 15 years. Her creative works evoke a sense of playfulness and often have bright vibrant colorful themes. She has a knack for creating large scale interactive art projects that are dynamic and engaging for those who participate. Check out some visual examples at www.sarasnedeker.com.
THANK YOU!  
Your feedback is appreciated.  Please email your questions to melrosepromenade@gmail.co
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