Above the Clouds

Street Murals by Celeste Byers, in The SODO TrackSeattle, WA

Street Murals by Celeste Byers seen at The SODO Track, Seattle - Above the Clouds
Street Murals by Celeste Byers seen at The SODO Track, Seattle - Above the CloudsStreet Murals by Celeste Byers seen at The SODO Track, Seattle - Above the CloudsStreet Murals by Celeste Byers seen at The SODO Track, Seattle - Above the Clouds
Image credit: Anna Kooris and Celeste Byers
Mural I painted for the SODO Track mural project that spans for 2 miles along the Link lite rail in Seattle, Washington. I painted a view of the local mountain, Mount Rainier, sticking her head up above the clouds. I came up with the idea for this mural while I was in Puebla, Mexico where there is a legend of a woman named Iztaccíhuatl who is the mountain. Seattle is known for its cloudy weather and my mural is meant to be an uplifting metaphorical and literal reminder that there is always sun above the clouds. Over the past 3 years, 60 artists have painted over 32 massive walls along the railway and it is an amazing outdoor gallery with artwork by artists from locally and around the world. It was so amazing to meet new talented friends from Singapore, Romania, Australia, Brazil, Italy, and the US. It's definitely worth checking out if you're in the city! My mural can be found at 1760 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 and the rest of the murals can be found on 5th Ave South between Royal Brougham Way and Spokane Street. Black and white mural to the right of mine by Georgia Hill. Project produced by 4Culture, curated by Gage Hamilton, and led by Tamar Benzikry. Photos by Anna Kooris and myself.

Meet the Creator

"Celeste Byers is a California based artist specializing in large-scale site-specific murals. Since graduating with a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2012, she has been working as a freelance muralist, illustrator, and installation artist in the United States, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. Her work is largely inspired by the natural world and the mystical nature hidden in everyday life. She hopes to remind others of the magic and beauty of our universe."

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