Artists

Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo: LEAD PENCIL STUDIO

A Forest and a Tree

24′ long x 2′ tall class architectural vitrine containing eight laser-etched crystal blocks
3′ wide x 7′ tall charcoal on panel

Oregon is defined in the popular imagination by the towering forests of the state tree, the Douglas Fir. The greatest among these are impossible to comprehend in their scale, spatial complexity and bewildering form. This artwork captures these Oregon forest giants using laser 3d scans (LiDAR). The images are then isolated to depict individual specimens and etched using another laser tool into solid blocks of crystal. An adjacent large format charcoal drawing intermixes this digital scan data with analogue drawing techniques to present an illustrated view of a single tree.

http://www.leadpencilstudio.org

Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo: LEAD PENCIL STUDIO

A Forest and a Tree

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Joe Thurston

Our Past was Writ in Water

16’6″ tall x 14′ wide
Steel, aluminum, glass

This sculpture is designed as a welcoming and iconic beacon on the exterior of the Heartline Building. The segments stand off the wall and appear to mimic or shadow the pattern of the board formed concrete wall behind it. They include a nod to the past of the Pearl District with the inclusion of lit glass sections which visually represent the historical sidewalk materials and patterns found in the area. Cobblestones, concrete, asphalt, trolley rails—these materials were visually present in the worn and potholed street when this artwork was created. They will inevitably be covered over with layers of new material as the district continues to change and serve the needs of the new communities that come to live and work there.

http://www.sitespecificwork.com

Joe Thurston

Our Past was Writ in Water

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Ethan Rose

Emplace

Three speaker boxes approximately 2′-0″ wide x 2′-0″ long x 1′-1″ deep
Ultrasonic speakers, electronics, metal grill, concrete

Using directional speakers, audio is projected upwards into the courtyard, creating “sound portals”, which users can walk in and out of. Drawing from the courtyard’s logjam design, each portal projects a mixture of nature recordings and musical tonalities. The result is an abstracted acoustic cinema – transporting the listener away from the site while simultaneously positioning them within the physical immediacy of their environment.

http://www.ethanrosemusic.com

Ethan Rose

Emplace

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Horatio Hung-Yan Law

Make Our Garden Grow

Size varies: Four mixed-media benches with LED lights.
LED lights, sandblasted laminated glass panels, aluminum channels, salvaged timbers

The salvaged timber of the benches embodies our time and place, human interventions past and present. The words of the poem, Make Our Garden Grow by Richard Wilbur from Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide, are carved into timbers and etched in Morse Code on glass panels illuminated with pulsing LED lights, lend to the mystery of coding and decoding the complexity of our time.

http://www.horatiolaw.com

Horatio Hung-Yan Law

Make Our Garden Grow

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