Choosing a time period that would exemplify early Pioneer Square life, this pig is adorned with the likeness of Chief Sealth, Doc Maynard and other historical figures that were the fabric of Seattle's Pioneer Square. The pig is hand-painted using acrylic paints in sepia tones like old photographs depicting early architecture, dress, and historical events. The early scenes of commerce, the great fire, the Klondike Gold Rush, totem poles and native artifacts are richly depicted on Pioneer Pig.
Evan Jones has been working as a local Seattle artist for the last 10 years. He specializes in residential and commercial murals although his talents include many different styles of oil and acrylic paintings, pastel, pencil, and metal sculpting. His portfolio describes the wide range of styles he is able to portray, whether it is an historical mural, something whimsical or romantic or to fool the eye with trompe l'oeil .
Location, Summer 2001
Occidental Square, Occidental and Jackson
Elliott Bay Book Company, Northwest Fine Woodworking, Pioneer Square Community Council, Pioneer Square Properties
Located in the heart of the historic Pioneer Square District, the Elliott Bay Book Company is home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a series of inviting, exposed-brick walled rooms.
Providing fine furniture by America's largest furniture makers cooperative, Northwest Fine Woodworking is Seattle's premier crafter of Studio furniture and custom furniture solutions for the home and office since 1980.
Pioneer Square Community Council is the group formed when three community and business groups that work to improve Pioneer Square merged into a single organization to present a united front in efforts to improve the area.
Pioneer Square Properties is a Pioneer Square property management company.
Purchase Price at Auction on October 13, 2001