Pine Street mural depicts creatures of Puget Sound

By Marni Muir | Jun 22, 2018
Courtesy of: Marni Muir Bonnie Sunderland, left, and Holly Floria Potter, the artist, in front of a new mural on a home’s driveway fence on Pine Street.

A new mural has been completed in Edmonds – an enchanting body of work, containing 10 unique murals. The paintings depict mesmerizing ocean creatures and beautiful wildlife living in and around the glistening waters of Puget Sound.

These murals are in the driveway of the home at 210 Pine St.

In May 2017, Bonnie and Bill Sunderland of Edmonds asked Bonnie’s sister, artist Holly Floria Potter, to paint the murals. The space dedicated to exhibit their mural was to be the long wall that ran from Pine Street alongside their driveway.

Since their home is so close to the waterfront, they wanted it to be a representation of what they see and have come to love living in Edmonds.

In August 2017, Holly flew back to Edmonds from her home on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. After researching wildlife from Puget Sound and surrounding areas, Holly put her pencil to work, started sketching her research, and began the process.

Holly completed five of the 10 4-by-13-foot panels that would make up the body of this piece. This month, Holly flew back to Edmonds to finish the remaining five panels.

The work is now complete. These 10 murals feature a monochromatic view of majestic mountain ranges and glimmering waters as viewed from the hills of Edmonds looking over the sparkling Puget Sound.

In the forefront of the murals, painted with subtle tones and splashes of color, you will find intriguing sea creatures, stunning water fowl and enchanting wildlife, all who make the waters of Puget Sound their home.

The mural, “A Walk Around the Sound,” is dedicated in loving memory to Bill Sunderland, who died one month before the series was completed.

 

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