Austin Eddy, Northwest Dreaming, 2020

We are so pleased to be able to feature Eddy’s work in our virtual exhibition Street Stories, now open at Brassworks Gallery. Click here to see the show.

A dreaming woman stands in front of a high way overpass, billboards, and an electrical tower. Eddy says that “It’s that big freeway interchange that runs over NW Portland and it connects the Fremont Bridge to the 405 and the Interstate 30. I was definitely interested in creating the feeling of movement coming from different directions, or the symbolism of the intersection, a place where many paths crossover, and energy is literally flowing in different directions.” He goes on to say that “the figure is becoming one with the environment; the silhouette of the figure blending into the architecture of the overpasses is reminiscent of a dream like vision.” The crows, which are common to Portland, are symbols of change.

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