In 2012, Marlin Peterson created a large trompe l-oeil mural on the roof of a building in Seattle, Washington. When viewed from a high vantage point, it appears that a pair of extremely large daddy long legs spiders are sunning themselves on top of the building. The mural was designed to be viewed by visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle. It has also been admired by many helicopter pilots and airplane passengers that have had the opportunity to pass overhead.
This work was commissioned by Grants for Artist Projects (also known as GAP). GAP is part of Artist Trust, a Washington organization that provides artists with grants for the development, completion or presentation of new work.