(a photo Clouds by Tim Clorius, located at the intersection of Fox & Anderson)
As part of the Meeting Place projects, East Bayside is showing off some new murals, made in gorgeously creative way! Artists Kelly Rioux, Jan Piribeck, Christopher Wright, Johnathan Cook and Tim Clorius have used recycled materials to create murals in old fences throughout East Bayside.
(the start of Johnathan Cook’s mural “Woven Wall” near Washington & Congress)
The murals are massive – at 40 to 60 feet long – and add a splash of color to the otherwise monotone fences. Each is using different recycled materials, like blue medical fabric for Blue Wrap Wave, and Tyvek material for East Bayside Portraits. The stories behind the murals are equally compelling. Woven Wall was inspired by an Egyptian Islamic pattern; Cook used it to represent the diversity of the neighborhood.
“The goal [of Blue Wrap Wave] is to re-purpose the fabric and use it to create a wave motif in response to the wave patterns of the nearby Back Cove and the sine waves of Portland Tidal Gauge charts. The area surrounding the fence was once covered by water and is vulnerable to rising sea levels in years to come.” [ Forecaster ]
(Kelly Rioux’s East Bayside Portraits by Fox St/Fox field)
The League is so proud to be a partner of Meeting Place. We love projects that bring communities closer. Take some time to check out these wonderful new pieces of art in your community. Portland is lucky to have such talented artists!
(Blue Wrap Wave by artists Jan Piribeck and Christopher Wright, between Cove & Diamond)
photos courtesy of Caroline Losneck