This "Reconstructing East Burnside" piece was created by printing directly on birch panels using UV coated pigment ink then a light coating is applied to protect it. The resulting effect gives my cityscapes a sharp contrasting sepia tone over a natural soft backdrop. It has a wire-back hanger so it ready to hang as is! No framing needed!
Note: Due to the organic nature of wood, there will be slight variations of grain and color for each piece.
More about this piece:
"Reconstructing East Burnside" -- Portland, Oregon
I photographed the East Burnside area for a client and it allowed me to take a closer look at this unique microcosm where all types of small businesses and residential buildings coexist. It is in the process of being taken over by development. I decided I wanted to depict a scene of the area where change is occurring so we could see the contrast of the old and the new.
Through this work, I want to raise the issue of balancing new growth with preserving our history, retaining long term residents, and considering the unique culture of Portland. I walk the streets photographing Portland. Then I combine many photographic elements together. I can envision spatial connections along with location, cultural, and historical synchronicities and see how all these can be connected and juxtaposed in a single, cohesive, and meaningful scene.