For SODO Track, Spencer created a work about a current movement: NODAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline). His mural flanks Josh Keyes’ artwork, painted by Urban Artworks youth. Spencer’s signature patterns and symbols stand apart from Josh’s representational imagery, while bringing cohesion through parallel notions of a fragile and shifting dynamic between the natural order and Western development.
Owned by Jim and Syd Eland, this building houses R&K Foods, Re-PC, and Brinks.
Spencer Keeton Cunningham (BFA, San Francisco Art Institute) is a muralist, fine artist, filmmaker, musician, and skateboarder. Born in Portland, OR, Spencer is living nomadically on what he calls a “permanent painting adventure,” fueled by his efforts to use art as activism. Often employing a mixture of pattern and symbols derived from his tribe (Colville), American iconography, and his personal creations, Spencer’s work can be characterized as a fight for Native American rights, environmental preservation, and protecting endangered species.