Leland and I went out in his car for a couple of hours this afternoon after I had rested some in the recliner. We hunted for Forest for the Trees 2015 murals in inner Southeast Portland. What fun! Here are several photos that I took of the mural I featured yesterday. This is its hash tag, #525SEPine. The building's address is 525 SE Pine. I took these photos from the parking lot beside the other mural in yesterday's post; it's on the building behind the one on Pine and is at 524 SE Ash. I like this photo because I managed to get the glitter of the gold paint, fooling around with the exposure compensation. Yea!
Here's a more realistic photo of the north end of this narrow mural.
I managed to get most of the mural in this photo. You're able to read that is says, Nothing good comes easy. At least, I hope that you are able to see all of the words. Although I'm happy that this mural found a home, I wish that it had been on a wall that made it easier to see the whole thing.
About one of the artists: Originally from Kazakhstan, Ola Volo is a Canadian illustrator with a distinctive style drawn from history, multiculturalism and folklore. Her intricate works bring together animals, people, architecture and nature to articulate diverse stories rich with symbolism and elaborate forms. (She's listed on the Web site as being out of Vancouver, Canada.)
Zach Yarrington is a Detroit-born artist and designer whose large-scale catchphrases can be seen scrawled on walls across the Pacific Northwest. Drawing on influences from both traditional American sign writing culture and his work as a creative director for a graphic arts studio, his bold words engage passersby in uplifting visual conversations. (He's listed on the Web site as being out of Portland.)