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The Bridges that Connect Us
Three artists show dozens of perspectives on the Bridges that connect us here in Multnomah County and beyond.
At this time of great division in our country it’s comforting to stop and think about the things that connect us. Love of friends and family, the wonder of nature and knowledge of science, the struggle to improve ourselves and all humankind. What better metaphor for these timeless pursuits than the bridges that connect us.
Portlanders love the structures that lace together the communities around us. They carry us from our homes to our jobs, from one state to the next, from mountain to sea, and neighborhood to downtown. They inspire us with their simple beauty and awesome feats of engineering. They humble us with their grandeur and inspire us to new heights. They define our boundaries and beckon us to the lengths of our potential. No wonder Portland have adopted the bridge as it defining icon.
These three artists, Greg Beris (photographer), Thomas Malcolm Cook (mixed media), and Brian Wischer (collagist), have created stunning works of art inspired by, based on, depicting the Bridges that connect us.