Timber Ridge resident in Issaquah donates tile for mural

  • Fri Mar 17th, 2017 4:34pm
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Timber Ridge, a resort-style senior living life plan community, has opened a mosaic-tiled pedestrian walkway with tiles donated by Timber Ridge resident Bob Smyth.

The tunnel walkway features a dramatic mosaic tile mural that was inspired by the designs of Pacific Northwest Coastal Native Americans. Most prominent on the 8-foot-by-13-foot mural is a raven, which is said to be a creature of metamorphosis, and symbolizes change and transformation in tribal culture.

The original working design was created by architect Lynn Forrest in 1967 for installation in a bank in Juneau, Alaska. Karen Dempsey of Western Tile in Bellevue translated the design into the grand mosaic tile that graces the new pedestrian walkway at Timber Ridge.

“I am so pleased that I was able to find the perfect home for this amazing piece, and am delighted to see it displayed in the pedestrian walkway for all the residents to enjoy,” Smyth said.

Timber Ridge is a 329-residence retirement community located at the base of Cougar Mountain. For more information, visit TimberRidgeLCS.com or Facebook.com/TimberRidgeatTalus.