Feature art for City of Springfield, Oregon's Upstream Art storm drain project.
This street painting for brings awareness to the streams that city storm drains lead to, encouraging citizens not to dump into storm drains.
After researching storm drains and learning more about the untreated drain waters, I considered what species are affected by dumping down drains. I decided to sketch a composition featuring wildlife species found in our McKenzie and Willamette rivers. This design tells the story of the creatures in the rivers reminding us that our decisions have consequences and affect the greater ecosystem that we enjoy year round. This beautiful aquatic life of river dwellers include salmon, trout, tadpoles, salamander, western pond turtle, crawdad, otters in the background and river botanicals. The design shows the entire community of species surrounding the drain as if the rectangle drain dumped directly from the street into a river bottom drain, and the locals living there are curiously present to the city water that enters their home.
Traffic Paint. Springfield, OR. 2016, 2017.