Some of the work I created during the Rockland Residency in Seattle, WA.
I focused on the gentrification happening in Seattle,
predominantly in the Central District neighborhood—which is a mirror to East Austin’s pattern.
This series of 3 homes with drawn type is a story from Shelf Life, a local Seattle community project
recording oral histories with Central District neighborhood residents.
Yesler Terrace was the first racially integrated public housing in the U.S. and in recent decades a safe landing place for immigrants from East Africa, Cambodia and Vietnam. The original buildings were being bulldozed while I was in Seattle, and new buildings being built with a promise to house all previous residents, with considerable public doubt.