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Artist vows to restore defaced Native American murals

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Artist vows to restore defaced Native American murals

Just months before a set of larger-than-life murals honoring local Native Americans was scheduled to be memorialized on a new school’s campus, a graffiti vandal defaced the artwork in an act described by the murals’ creator as “stupid” and an “act of terrorism.”

The vandal who defaced larger-than-life murals of Native Americans in North Seattle over the weekend destroyed in one day what took the artist 12 years to create, the artist said.

“This is not an ordinary act of graffiti,” said Andrew Morrison. “It is an act of hatred and viciousness that has created heartbreak and confusion in a place where people are supposed to feel safe.”

Morrison said he learned of the vandalism to what has been called “The Great Walls of Heritage” Sunday night and drove up to see the damage for himself on Monday.

The Auburn resident, who is an art curator at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle’s Discovery Park, said it was the first time the murals have been defaced. …Read More.

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