The artist Jeffrey Lippincott has created a living installation that positions extractivist practices within a native plant garden. On Thursday April 22, 2021 (Earth Day!), he will be hosting a viewing from 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m for students, artists, and community members alike to come and share this experience. It is an outside event and will follow social distancing guidelines and proper mask wearing attire.
Built into the side yard of his house, this garden includes small sculptures and tableaus and is designed to encourage meandering about while offering a dialogue around current extractivist practices and related issues. The modest scale garden is an approachable window into the sometimes overwhelming global reality. It simultaneously supposes a more fruitful future that puts the health of our non human counterparts at the forefront of concern to foster a value system based on stewardship and equality. He invites and encourages you to come take part in this event and see the beauty of spring outshine the destruction of extraction. See you there!
This event is located in the Kenton Neighborhood, a few blocks from the Yellow MAX line. 7725 N. Montana Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217. Open 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Masks are required.