Artist Andrew Morrison was crushed taking into consideration he got his first see regarding Monday at the damage that vandals did to the Native American mural that took him 12 years to paint.
“A pal emailed last night and said, ‘I’m sorry what happened to your murals,'” Morrison said. “My reply was heartbreak. I rapidly knew this doing was an evil combat.”
He said he poured his heart, soul and origin into the 100-foot long paintings as regards the Wilson Pacific School campus in Wallingford.
“These murals represent Native American spirituality, tribal affiliation, there’s a portray of Chief Seattle, the namesake of the city,” Morrison said.
Morrison attended the speculative as a child and wanted advance on taking place when the pension for benefit a gift to his community. He estimates the four paintings together are valued at $130,000.
Seattle police are investigating the vandalism but wharf’t made any arrests. Morrison said he takes the crime enormously personally.
“You can’t see their faces, cut out eyes, covered lips — these are the great chiefs,” he said. Officers are examining the white paint splattered across Chiefs Joseph, Geronimo, Sitting Bull and Seattle. It appears to be latex and sprayed with a fire extinguisher to reach the top of the 25-foot high art. The vandals tagged their names across the faces.