Students in the Design 481 Workshop just finished up their collaboration with illustrator Marisol Ortega to paint and install a mural along the new Aeration Stabilization Basin Trail at Squalicum Harbor.
"Rise and shine” — this gentle command invites viewers to embrace their day. While it directly refers to the rising of the sun each morning, it also calls viewers to rise above challenges and shine by moving forward. This mural celebrates the redevelopment of the waterfront district; it looks to the hope for new opportunities symbolized by Western Washington University on Sehome Hill; and it recognizes the industry, recreation and community assets across the harbor at Zuanich point and the marina. Finally, this mural celebrates the beauty of Lummi and the San Juan Islands rising from the shining waters of the Salish Sea.
The mural was created by Western Washington University design students in their final quarter of the Design BFA. This course, DSGN 481 Spring 2018, was conducted by associate professor Paula Airth and illustrator Marisol Ortega, with cooperation from the Port of Bellingham.
The WWU students who contributed to this project are Owen Richard, Reese Murakami, Han Shaffer, Miriam Gootherts, Dallas Dyson, Hannah Chute, Sophia Greif, Kristina Matuska, Hunter Smith, Sean Powell, Bailey Lehtinen and Kelly Quesnel.