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Oasis Gargoyles

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by Corey Lunn

Image of Oasis Gargoyles by Cory LunnCreation: 2016
Medium: Hydrophopic paint on concrete
Discipline: Painting
Dimensions: Each image approximately 28” x 48”
Location: East Main Street, Hillsboro, between 2nd & 3rd
Exhibition: Temporary

Oregon’s long rainy season inspired the creation of hidden artworks on the sidewalks of downtown Hillsboro - artworks that are only revealed when the rain falls. Excited by the rain art concept, artist Corey Lunn created Oasis Gargoyles with the hope that, once revealed, these hidden drawings will cause the viewer to think about water as a precious resource.

Lunn’s drawings were stenciled on the sidewalk in a clear hydrophobic paint that repels water. The paint is non-toxic and wears away naturally. When the sidewalk is dry, the drawings are invisible. When showers come, these concealed drawings will appear, turning Main Street into an unexpected art walk.

The Hillsboro Public Art Program strengthens our community by creating memorable public places. Oasis Gargoyles is an innovative way to create a unique experience downtown and bring a moment of delight to our day.

Artist Bio:
Corey Lunn is a Portland artist whose drawings are drawings are comic and irreverent. He is an editor of Free Spirit News, a free newspaper that includes comics, puzzles, poetry and “generally untethered expression by local artists.”

Photo by Rick Paulson.