Time to expand my horizons a bit… on a lovely day in September. Lots of rain and grey-ness this morning, but now it’s sunny so it’s time to WALK. Lets hit the east side of the Willamette, shall we?
Apparently there has been some public art-ification of the east side esplanade. Perhaps it’s just happened, or perhaps we missed it’s big unveiling. No matter, I’m just curious anyway.
I do sense a theme going on – something about trash and reuse – a popular theme here in Portland.
I am personally thinking of re-using this grass to keep my tummy happy. So I’m doing my part, ok?
Some of the artworks were quite lovely.
Even as we weren’t entirely sure what they were about.
I also added a bit of my own personal touches to the artworks. Notice how I carefully place some of my special aroma near another money-covered trash can. All in the name of art, I tell you!
This box says: In one year the average American will produce 200 cubic feet of trash.
These were quite clever – mama and I liked these the best.
They are pinwheels, spinning in the wind.
Made of old albums. Pretty cool, eh? If we still had a yard, we’d make some of these.
Then there was this – by a relatively well-known Portland artist. Not too sure what to think. Not really intrigued, other than to give it a quick sniff.
But wait – what is that off in the distance?
I was really hoping that it was the worlds largest pine cone. Now THAT would have been impressive. But no, it’s some sort of large urban tumbleweed.
We do love to look at art, and this was at least interesting. And unexpected. And fun to pee – near.