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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204


February 18, 2016

The Portland Building’s latest installation space is a visually stunning geographical piece of garbage.

Talented local artists Tyler Corbett and Erinn Kathryn are a collaborative team who address geography though a variety of art mediums. They spend time studying topographical maps, aerial photography, satellite data, and even hike, to understand a specific area, which is then interpreted into a wonderfully ornate and unique art piece.

For their installation, FMRL, Tyler and Erinn spent a year scouring the streets of Portland’s inner city for bits of refuse. Those pieces of garbage, which are in the thousands, decorate the walls of the installation space, and form a radiant and beautiful network of pathways and trails.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.

FMRL runs through March 11 in the Portland Building’s lobby. Check out RACC’s website for more information.

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm

Photo courtesy of RACC.