The coterie of artists and poets who have created sign art installations along SW Holden by Highland Park Improvement Club [map] have done it again. They welcomed spring this morning by placing newly painted planks expressing hope – with the reverse spelling out HPIC via bird portraits:
The bird portraits were inspired by David Allen Sibleythe book “what is it like to be a bird.” The creators are, from left to right, Monique Cavagnaro (chief painter), Judith Camman (poet), Kay Kirkpatrick (themes), and Kelly Lyles (fonts):
Kirkpatrick says, “We just want people to have a good time sitting in traffic.” The “hope” expressed by the councils this time has several meanings – including hope that the West Seattle Bridge will indeed reopen this year, removing some of the detour traffic that fills Holden, and hope for a rebirth of the fire-ravaged HPIC building. (The next rebuilding project meeting is April 6 – watch the HPIC website for more details on that, as well as for more on a citywide community cleanup. duty day April 23.)
PS It’s been more than a year and a half since the first HPIC streetside-art boards!