If you haven’t ridden transit into or out of South Seattle lately, you may have missed the giant, colorful murals which comprise SODO Track. A new drone video will give you a view along and above the innovative art project.
Shot by Rudy Willingham, the 2-minute tour of the “urban art gallery” was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday. Willingham, a photographer, music producer and DJ, is also a senior copywriter at DNA Seattle, and previously got attention for launching his drone over Amazon’s Spheres.
Willingham told GeekWire that this time he woke up at sunrise to capture footage — using a DJI Mavic Pro — along the light rail tracks for about 2 1/2 hours.
“My wife loves the ‘EVOLVE’ mural underneath the neon SODO sign,” Willingham said. “We see it every time we get on the West Seattle bridge to get home.”
After posting a photo of the mural on his Instagram page, a commenter informed Willingham that SODO Track continues for another two miles. In fact, according to the project’s official website, 40 artists produced 29 murals in 2016 and 2017, and last month 23 more artists came to liven up the surroundings.
“I went to check it out and my mind was blown,” he said. “I’m glad that despite all the growth, Seattle’s still got some soul.”