Murray Kucherawy flew myself and another friend to Portland this weekend. It was the first time I ever visited the city; at times it felt like Philly (industrial decay), and others like San Francisco-lite (hipsters). I was able to visit my old friends Liz and Matt and see Liz's recent sculpture work, which, I feel, tries to use people's compassion for animals to expose the suffering of human beings in the Portland area. The entire show of OCAC
student work was far more impressive than anything I have seen in San Francisco as of late. Most of the art that I see on the west coast seems to be relatively low-brow, lacking a message beyond the artist saying "look at me and what I created".
Some random comments:
- There is a chain called Javaman Coffee.
- Powell's Technical Books has a more comprehensive selection than most engineering university bookstores.
- The term "Clear cutting" had no meaning to me until I saw it from the air.
- Flying in a Cessna was less terrifying than I initially expected.
The entire photoset can be found here