#LSSthe9 Portland, OR - Part 1: Secret Art Locations (1-5) Revealed
If you were in Portland, OR from December 27, 2016 to December 30, 2016 then you may have been lucky enough to find a piece of secret abstract art while you were walking around. On those dates I was exploring all the fun things Portland has to offer and not-so-secretly hiding nine related artworks throughout the city as part of my #LSSthe9 social art experiment.
Every time I hid a piece of art I took a photo and posted it to Instagram. Each artwork contained a secret message as well as few words from a quote written directly on the reverse of the canvas. These artworks were created by yours truly in my studio in Hermosa Beach, CA and they traveled about 835 miles to find homes in Portland, OR.
If you head over to my studio site on the #LSSthe9 page you can click on all the pins within this interactive map to see what destinations these pins have been dropped at. There's four different colors for each of the four days I spent in Portland, OR.
- Orange: December 27, 2016
- Green: December 28, 2016
- Purple: December 29, 2016
- Blue: December 30, 2016
This post is the first time I've revealed all nine of the artworks from the reverse side so you'll be able to read the full message. Keep reading and head to the bottom to see the photo of all nine artworks.
Day one is represented by the three orange pins on the map. The three locations were all on the west side of the city. Portland, OR is divided into four quadrants. The east and west sides are divided by the Willamette River and the north and south sides are divided by Burnside Ave.
Artwork one was not-so-secretly placed on a shelf right in front of Tasty N Alder (580 SW 12th Ave), a John Gorham restaurant in downtown Portland, OR. It was raining on and off while I popped in to enjoy a breakfast sandwich at 2pm (yes, I love breakfast at all hours of the day) and a sherry so it was perfect to find the dry covered area while I could grab some food.
Artwork three was the last one for day one and this one made a late night appearance at Pioneer Courthouse Square (701 SW 6th) because I needed to see the gorgeous holiday tree sometime during my visit to Portland, OR.
Day two is represented on the map by the forest green pins. I only hid two paintings that day and it started with a visit to the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave) to see the Andy Warhol exhibit. Yay!
I spent about three hours in the museum checking out the Warhol exhibit as well as more artworks by Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons, and this amazing exhibit called The Photograph in the Information Age. If it were up to me I could've spent a whole day in the museum but a girls gotta eat. $20 gets you in to the Portland Art Museum for as long as you want to stay (or until the museum closes).
Stay tuned for the next part of the blog which will cover days three and four (artworks six through nine). For now, enjoy the photo below which shows the complete message once all nine artworks are put together.
If you're one of the lucky people to find one of these artworks head over to the #LSSthe9 page and send Laura an email.