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I revisited this viewpoint three days during the span of a week to get the right combination of new foliage in the trees. By the third day, the leaves had grown large enough to obscure the the reaching hand of the Portlandia sculpture. I'm particularly drawn to the way the branches take on the characteristic of black ink blown around on paper by a straw.

The Portland Building, on which Portlandia is installed, designed by Robert Graves is notably one of America's most hated buildings (according to Travel and Leisure of 2009). Built at an astonishingly low price in 1980, the building is now in desperate repair to fix structural defects, leaks, etc. The price to fix these failures is only a tiny fraction less than demolishing and rebuilding an entirely new building and three times more expensive than the original construction.

I'll be eager to hear what happens.

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Image printed on Epson Hot Press Bright archival paper using custom mixed, 100% archival carbon inks.

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5 Star Artists - June 2016

Portlandia. Portland, OR (2012)


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Cameron R Neilson

United States

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