"VERSES AND REFLECTED"- Portland City Archives, Portland, Oregon, USA
in collaboration with Keiko Hara
Client: Regional Arts & Culture Council
Architect: Yost Grube Hall Architecture
Photo credits: Keiko Hara
Technique: Hand-painted vitreous enamels on safety glass with laminated mouth blown antique glass.
It was amazing experience for the well equipped facility and craftsmanship to support on my art project. The personal home meals and beautiful environment made my stay special.
– Keiko Hara, Artist
DESCRIPTION: Created for the City of Portland Archives, this artwork incorporates historical symbols reflecting eras, places, and people. The work is fabricated in colored and sandblasted glass panels, which are installed along the length of the Archives’ reading room. Medallions suspended from the ceiling are also part of the work. Each medallion contains a shadow-like painted iconographic image representing a particular decade on the obverse side; the reverse side presents a surface that reflects the cityscape and people occupying the contemporary space.