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Sidewalk Landscape #3
TitleSidewalk Landscape #3
Artwork DescriptionThis photograph of a section of sidewalk incorporates drawn elements that aid in the translation of sidewalk as landscape.
Description on ObjectAndrea Benson; Sidewalk Landscape #3; '88; State Office Building- Portland (Geology Dept.)
Artist StatementI photographed the sidewalks because I see an interesting beauty in the cracks and the shapes, in the debris. Its already a little drawing already there at our feet and it is this record of interaction between humans and the environment. I use this photo as a base and a guide to draw on and make into something more, like taking an old piece of fabric and putting it into a quilt- its still an old piece of fabric but now its also something more. These three pieces are landscapes to me, in the original sense of being a sidewalk and a little landscape we step on, but also now as a small mountain landscape or little mountain ranges, but they don't have to be that. They are whatever the viewer sees or feels in them. Mostly I want to look at them and feel some sense of visual ""rightness"" or satisfaction (Benson, 1989).
LC SubjectPhotography
Drawing -- Themes, motives
AAT Subjectmixed media
art photography
CreatorBenson, Andrea
Artist URL
Regional Arts CouncilThe Oregon Arts Commission has ten Regional Arts Councils that provide delivery of art services and information. The Council for this location is: Regional Arts & Culture. You may view their website at
Artwork Creation Date1989
Award Date(s)1989
Installation Date1989
MediumMixed media
Artwork Measurements17 x 20 inches (mounted)
Materials/Techniquephoto, colored pencil, pastel
Source Formatslide
Artwork SitePortland Oregon. State Office Building
LocationGeology Department
Site Address800 N.E. Oregon, Portland Oregon
CountyMultnomah County, Oregon
Image Processing HistoryMaster tiff image captured at 4000 pixels across the long edge using SilverFast AI 6.0 software. Digital images in tiff format are archived and saved. Adobe Photoshop CS2 used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight points, adjust levels, contrast and sharpen as needed. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, resolution revised to 125 pixels, resize longer dimension to 875 pixels; save display jpeg at quality level 6.
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
ContributorsUniversity of Oregon Libraries; Oregon Arts Commission
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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