Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

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Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by bobcat » December 19th, 2017, 7:55 pm

We did an early Sunday walk on the inner east side looking for street art. I gave Andrew's two boys a map marked with Xs, and we tracked down 50 + pieces in an area bordered by Water Avenue to the west, 14th to the east, Ankeny to the north, and Madison to the south. We began at the giant tiger on the side of Hair of the Dog and sort of looped around with many diversions. The sweet spot is near Base Camp around 11th and Stark, but the murals are scattered all over.

Many of these murals were done under the auspices of Forest for the Trees (fftt), which sponsors an event every year where walls are painted or repainted by artists from all over the country as well as international. There are local artists, such as Klutch, who have taken a lead role. Some of them have never done street art before while others were born and bred in the genre. Most of what we saw was “approved” street art at designated sites. To some purists, this is a denigration of what proper street art is, i.e. itinerant, impermanent, and totally illegal, and they have felt free, in places, to tag over the approved works (I would say, however, that the Portlandia rebels are way more polite than graffiti outlaws on other continents). Some of what we saw will not be there next year; a few of the sites are “rotating walls" that get painted over regularly.

Sunday is the best day to go if you want to take pictures; otherwise, there are a lot of parked cars in front of many of these.

This is just a sampling:
The Guardian and bird by Ernesto Maranje, Water & Yamhill, SE Portland.jpg
Giant eagles by Yatika Fields, 2nd & Belmont, SE Portland.jpg
River of Time by Celeste Byers and Aaron Glasson, MLK & Morrison, SE Portland.jpg
By Joram Roukes, MLK & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Hoser's truck, 2nd & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Alexis wall 1 by Kango, Joins, Giver et al., 2nd & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Icons by Michael Salter, MLK & Pine, SE Portland.jpg
Questions for Humans by Gary Hirsch, 11th & Ash, SE Portland.jpg
It's Lillard Time by Aaron Chapman & Andrea Glaser, 12th & Ankeny, SE Portland.jpg
Claire by Skye Walker, 12th & Ankeny, SE Portland.jpg
Boy and tiger by Andrew Hem, 13th & Ankeny, SE Portland.jpg
Leaping stag by Seher One, 9th & Sandy, SE Portland.jpg
OR-7 by David Rice & Blaine Fontana, 11th & Oak, SE Portland.jpg
By Blaine Fontana & David Rice, 11th & Oak, SE Portland.jpg
Kalief Browder memorial, 10th & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
By Yoshi47, 11th & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
By Nina Chanel Abney, 10th & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Hummingbird by Apeseven and PlasticBirdie, 9th & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Rabbit muralist by Kanga, 9th & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Keep the Fire by Derek Yost, 9th & Stark, SE Portland.jpg
Bird mural by Klutch, 11th & Alder, SE Portland.jpg
The Collector by Josh Keyes, 13th & Morrison, SE Portland.jpg
Cycles of by Shawna X, 14th & Alder, SE Portland.jpg
By Laura Berger, 14th & Alder, SE Portland.jpg
Buckman Community mural by Joe Cotter, 12th & Morrison, SE Portland.jpg
Sent packing, 12th & Morrison, SE Portland.jpg
Decolonize by Derek Yost, 12th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
Freedom ship by Dominic Sigari, 12th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
Fox and birds by Apeseven, 10th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
Bird in the Hand by Apeseven, 10th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
Feathered bear, 10th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
By Rupeezy & Klutch, 10th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
ABZs by Derek Yost, 10th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
Hey! You're Part of It by David Rice & Zach Yarrington, 8th & Taylor, SE Portland.jpg
Wall sculpture, 8th & Salmon, SE Portland.jpg
By Ashley Montague & Joshua Mays, Tracks & Yamhill, SE Portland.jpg

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by Chip Down » December 20th, 2017, 5:20 am

That first one shall be known as "the hair of the dog tiger and bird", which sounds like utter nonsense to those not in the know. :lol:

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by retired jerry » December 20th, 2017, 6:10 am

that makes no sense - I see no dog and birds don't have hair :)

city walks are good, interesting stuff to look at in a different way than wilderness

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by justpeachy » December 20th, 2017, 6:44 am

Super cool! There's some really neat art out there.
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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by bobcat » December 20th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Now Chip Down has to explain . . . Here if it's family friendly, PM if it's in the gutter . . .

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by Webfoot » December 20th, 2017, 4:02 pm

I had no idea most of that existed. Quite interesting actually. Thanks.

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by Chip Down » December 20th, 2017, 7:37 pm

bobcat wrote:Now Chip Down has to explain . . . Here if it's family friendly, PM if it's in the gutter . . .
Bobcat, I'd understand if anybody else inquired, but surely you know that The Guardian is on the building that houses Hair of the Dog Brewing, hence "the hair of the dog tiger and bird".

But I do think it's charming that you're encouraging me to send you non-family-friendly PMs. :lol:

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by bobcat » December 20th, 2017, 8:27 pm

Well, yes, I actually wrote that in my description, so I thought you might have had some much more arcane, mystical, or perhaps salacious reference you were hinting at. Hair of the dog tiger it is then!

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by Chip Down » December 21st, 2017, 5:56 am

bobcat wrote: I thought you might have had some much more arcane, mystical, or perhaps salacious reference you were hinting at.
Nah, I'm pretty boring actually. ;)

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Re: Portland Street Art Walk 12-17-17

Post by retired jerry » December 21st, 2017, 6:30 am

I too was hoping for some more family unfriendly explanation :)

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