This was the second year for Forest For The Trees, a non-profit mural project that brings together local and international artists in the beautiful city of Portland. Last summer I requested to be considered in the next lineup, and just a few weeks after wrapping up my solo show I got my wish.
Twenty artists from Portland and around the globe gathered for one week to descend upon the city and paint some walls. We were each assigned a wall offered up by building owners and given free reign. My wall, on a new restaurant in NE Portland, was going to be Animal Battle, naturally!
Since it was my first mural, I was given one of the smaller walls. Many of the other artists had multiple stories to cover and scissor lifts or scaffolding to climb. From my perch on the ground floor, I was greeted by many neighbors and…
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