After her mural at Sound Transit’s Federal Way Extension Link was slashed by vandals — twice — artist Lauren Iida decided to use the repairs to make a statement. Employing a traditional Japanese visible mending technique called Kintsugi, the damage is acknowledged, repairs are highlighted, and the art becomes something new.
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Born in Iowa, I now live in Seattle. My parents met in South Dakota. During the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl many families left. My great uncle made his way west in 1939 with some of his hometown friends. Their destination was Anacortes, Washington, where they'd landed jobs building a log mill. My great uncle continued to Seattle, for a time living in the Greenlake neighborhood with a family from that same hometown. View all posts by aaronjhill