Grow Fourth will stand for Portland in the Circle of Regional Effigies in 2012.
The Portland Burner community is vibrant and active, with decentralized pockets of creativity all across the region. This year’s CORE project echoes Portland’s character with the placement of four smaller effigies around a tall Tree. Our design honors both the community’s subgroups and cultural unity as Burners. The negative space in between the pieces symbolizes the potential for connections and growth. The Tree’s canopy will be covered in Leaves embellished by local artists and participants. Surrounding its roots, we will suspend 3D wooden pieces from four stem-like metal hangers that appear to be growing up from the Playa.
Grow Fourth’s interplay of metal and wood represents the diversity of Portland’s makers, with a Tree symbolizing the forests of the Pacific Northwest.