"Reconstructing East Burnside" -- Portland, Oregon -- Archival Fine Art Print
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.
The artwork is printed on museum-grade, smooth fine art, Japanese Kozo (mulberry bush fibers), 150 gsm paper. Printed with an Epson SureColor p5000 and 11 UltraChrome HDX Pigment Inks pigment inks that ensure visibility of the smallest details, and colors that appear as fresh as day one, even after 100 years.
Limited edition artwork has a set number of prints available for each size offered. Once that number of prints has sold, that size will no longer be offered.
Larger custom sizes are available, just message me for availability and a quote.
Each print is numbered, hand signed, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
16x20 in: Limited Edition of 25
11x14 in: Limited Edition of 25
8.5x11 in: Limited Edition of 25
Prints are shipped in a sturdy roll and shipping includes insurance.
©2016 Beth Kerschen
Materials: camera, computer, cotton based archival paper, pigment ink, acid free, giclée, Japaneese Kozo, photo collage, photomontage.