Shadow from Space!

Thirty years ago, just about at this time of year, I finished In the Shadow of the Elm in the South Park Blocks in Portland.

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In 2012, when I was at the Rauschenberg Residency in Florida, Matt Hall said that he saw this piece online and thought I might be interested in utilizing white “pit shell,” the kind of small shells that they utilize¬†like gravel for walkways and the like down there, to do something similar. At the end of the residency,¬†after I’d completed the painting project that I’d envisioned, there were a couple days left and I made In the Shadow of the Palm.

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Recently Chris Rauschenberg sent me this long distance view:

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You can see it from outer space!