Ellen Forney creates public artwork for Seattle Light Rail Stations

Ellen Forney is a Seattle-based author and artist, whose work has previously been discussed by Rooted In Rights, and who was featured in a recent Rooted in Rights podcast.

Now, she has been selected to create art for Seattle’s new Light Rail transit system. Forney’s two pieces are called “Walking Fingers” and “Crossed Pinkies.” “The murals are porcelain and enamel on steel,” explains Forney in the video below. About the experience, Forney explains, “sometimes it’s been stressful-exciting, and sometimes it’s been exciting-exciting, and it’s just been great.”

Forney received this opportunity through the Sound Transit’s Art (STart) program, which is installing art in public transportation stations in the Puget Sound area. Forney’s work is located at the light rail station in the popular Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill.

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Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.