Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Pike Place Pig" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Pike Place Pig"  10x10 oil on panel  Sold

I didn't really know what were the origins of the pig sculptures around Seattle....and now all over the PNW, so I did what everybody does these days and googled it. Turns out the first bronze sculpture in Pike Place was a giant piggy bank named "Rachel" and created by an artist on Whidbey Island . It was made to raise money for housing and services  for low income neighbors. I have been patting that pig on visits to Pike Place for years and never knew what it was there for , or even that it was an actual piggy bank...and guess what?..It still raises about $10,000 a year for low income neighbors!

See this one and many more recent paintings of Seattle at the Michael Birawer Gallery located at 1003 1st Ave, Seattle, WA for the month March and April. I will be at the gallery on March 23rd for "Happy Hour with Robin" March 23rd fron 4-8pm. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Lavon said...

Robin, I know about the pig, but don't see it in this painting!?