Sophia Fang

Ahoy! Ahoy!

Ahoy! Ahoy! is a ground mural that centers on 5 community-suggested dishes by immigrant-owned businesses local to the Redmond area, surrounded by a giant ocean wave. Steeped with the cultural heritage and practices of their passengers, the dishes act as travel vessels making headway across the waves, inviting all who enter the park to embark upon a shared journey of migration. The featured Redmond businesses are Rocky's Empanadas, Jawhara Cafe, Kanishka Cuisine of India, Stone Korean Restaurant, and Sip Thai Bistro.

Sophia Fang is a queer, Chinese-American watercolor artist building vibrancy in Seattle + Pittsburgh. Blending vibrant swatches of color and complex details, her watercolors combine whimsy and community joy to celebrate small businesses, immigrant placemaking, and food diasporas. Sophia has received public art commissions from the City of Redmond, City of Tukwila, City of Auburn, City of Pittsburgh, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, and BOOM Concepts. Passionate about empowering local entrepreneurs, Sophia is the Head of Marketing at Honeycomb Credit, an Artist-in-Residence at Inscape Arts, and the winner of the 2021 ATHENA Young Professional Award. 

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