Friday, May 1, 2009

Theme Day: Shadows

Today, May 1, is Theme Day on CityDailyPhoto around the world. I've seen this 'picture' many afternoons as the sun angles its way over the buildings lining upper Congress. This tunnel-vision scene is from the front of the Portland Museum of Art, the featured architecture at Congress Square. We stopped by the other evening and checked out the latest Art Biennial. Three large installations dominate the show. The first piece you meet, as you enter the Museum's Great Hall, is what I would call a two-story hermit's cabin that might be found trashed together on some rural, side of a mountain in the state. It was fun moving around the haphazardly, pieced structure and looking through the occupant's living quarters and just plain stuff. Falsework comes next and fills a large room with brick-like pieces of what looks to be sheetrock. If you've ever been miserable sheetrocking a room at your house like I have, you might want to bypass this one. Menace is a large, colorful piece that covers a good junk of two walls. Sculpture in art always reminds me of Mom's words, "M- one man's meat is another man's poison". I really struggle getting my mind around it. The Biennial shows are always worth look, but know this-- they bring baggage and usually some controversy. I'm sure this one will be no exception. Enjoy!?


  1. The shadows are wonderfully strong and work so well in this walkway.

  2. Oh this is my favorite photo of yours so far. Well done.

  3. Sounds like an interesting installation at PMA. Great shadows here and strong lines . . . I can't help but wonder how this would render in black and white.