REGENERATION - Buttnick Building, Pioneer Square

""The mural wrapping the southeast corner of First Avenue and Washington Street oddly compliments its historic, somewhat decrepit surroundings.  These are not flowers or coral but fungi writ large.  "I have this weird thing about mushrooms," Wakuda says.  "They recolonize the dead and the disused, bringing beauty and meaning to a lifeless place, which is exactly what art does."  While painting on the street, Wakuda wears a jumpsuit and aerosol-can holster of his own design.  "It signals that I'm someone at work with reason to be there."  - Cover photo of Pacific NW Magazine in The Seattle Times July 19, 2020 "Artists fill the beak streets of our locked-down city with color and life"