Artist's abstract designs coming to life on new I-5 artistic wall in Tacoma.
Vicki Scuri, who was hired by the City of Tacoma to design the panel layout of the noise and retaining walls on the east side of I-5 through Tacoma, said the project is turning out just how she envisioned.
"I’m really happy with how the work is turning out," said Scuri, who has worked as an infrastructure artist since 1989. Her designs also are being utilized on road projects in North Seattle and Bellevue.
Scuri’s designs are inspired by the community in which her art will be displayed. With the Tacoma project, Scuri said, "I was basically looking at the raw muscle of Tacoma."
The patterns are "abstract" and "perceptual," she said. They represent Tacoma’s shipping and logging history.
The designs are "a sequence of movements," she said. "It’s intended to be kind of a backdrop to make the freeway experience a better experience."
Scuri’s artwork will be displayed on more than 2,600 feet of the wall area.
People seem to really like it," Scuri said. "I’ve received a lot of good comments