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Shadow is done! They have proceeded to pry themselves up off the roof… – Marlin Peterson
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Shadow is done! They have proceeded to pry themselves up off the roof…

Wow, I am so tired but so elated.  Not many art projects turn out just how you plan them to…but this one did!  Yesterday was an amazingly beautiful  and dramatic sunset, and I enjoyed it up on the roof with my constant seagull companions and such cool light. 


  • Cindy

    Brilliant!!! XO

    August 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM
  • Uncle Davidian

    Marlin Andrew – you have outdone yourself once again! The once and only arachnographer has struck the Seattle Center….. Beware of similar
    ultra-creative onslaughts across the globe at elevated monuments of renown!
    All hail, King Marman!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 8:54 AM
  • Bill fleming

    Really amazing work, your talent is appreciated.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM
  • Dell Patterson

    What about painting the shadow of the Space Needle cast upon the Armory roof along with the spider murals?

    August 31, 2012 at 3:52 AM
  • Ann Francis

    Freakin’ cool. I’m excited to witness the first of its kind. Awesome job Marlin!

    September 7, 2012 at 10:19 PM
  • Brian

    What do they look like from the Space Needle? Are there any pics from up there?

    September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM
  • Zina

    That’s awesome!!
    Good job.

    Hi to Christine. : )
    Al and Zina

    September 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • Diane

    Unbelievably awesome work! Seattle Center will never be the same. The comments I heard from random folks as I ate in the Space Needle expressed amazement and utter delight!

    September 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM
  • Brian

    What a perfectly rude thing to do. I hope this is set to be painted over, because almost no one coming to the Space Needle wants to take in the view of Seattle and be startled to see giant spiders. Why not add arachnophobia to your acrophobia?
    However, the design itself is pretty brilliant. I just hope it’s a temporary work.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM
  • Barbara Silas

    I was just there today and saw them. In twenty-odd years, this is only the second time I’ve been up in the Space Needle. I’m glad I got to see your mural! It’s marvelous! 😀

    October 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM
  • Karen Johnston

    The spiders were unexpected but absolutely amazing particularly now that I see they are 2-D. Fantastic work! This will be one of the memories I share when I get back home to Oklahoma.

    October 12, 2012 at 6:53 AM
  • barrett klein

    Opiliones are exquisite and intriguing arachnids and I’m happy to see that you’ve given them their due with such a careful and stunning treatment. I recommend Sue Hubbell’s “Broadsides from Other Orders” and her chapter devoted to opilionids.

    I would prefer that the mural remain beyond their predicted shelf/roof life.

    November 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM
  • Dell Patterson

    You ‘Da Man Marlin!!! Will you maintain this piece of art at the Seattle Center?

    August 13, 2013 at 11:40 PM
  • Alice

    We went up in the Space Needle knowing nothing about your mural. We happened to look down and WOW! Fantastic and amazing! You did a beautiful job; it’s just unbelievable how realistic they are.

    June 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM
  • Andrea Menna

    Until my recent visit to Seattle, I had no prior knowledge of the daddy long legs murals. They are breathtaking! I actually assumed that they were sculptures and was trying to figure out what building they were on and why that building. After looking down at it from several different areas of the needle, I still thought the shadow was so amazing that it HAD to be a sculpture. Bravo!! I lost the bet. Coolest idea ever.

    September 1, 2015 at 4:40 AM
  • Michael

    My toddler daughters saw this for the first time earlier today before brunch at the Space Needle. They asked me if they were real spiders. My daughters give your work two big thumbs up!

    December 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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