"Reconstructing" -- Portland, Oregon -- Archival Fine Art Print
This photomontage piece is inspired by the huge influx of construction and architectural changes in Portland, Oregon. There is so much construction, it feel like the city is trying to stay afloat from all the equipment. 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.
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 paper, giclée, Japanese Kozo, photo collage, photomontage.