Up Against the Wall: A Gallery of Nature-Themed Graffiti and Street Art

Oaks Bottom Mural

Portland, USA

Submitted by: Mike Houck
Year image was taken: 01/01/2011

A 55,000 square foot wetland mosaic, what I believe to be the largest hand-painted wall mural on a building in North America. It’s at the edge of the 160-acre Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland’s first official urban wildlife refuge that lies on the east bank of the Willamette River, not far from the city center. The mural overlooks the refuge and the tale of its origins invariably intrigues visitors. I certainly learned a lot by working with muralists, artists, building owners, foundations, and the public while helping create it. Read the creation story here: http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/06/23/anatomy-of-a-mur…a-butt-ugly-wall/

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