City of Medford, OR. Wildlife Calendar Mural
       
     
Pacific Salamander
       
     
May
       
     
May
       
     
Skatepark View
       
     
Beaver Dam Assembly
       
     
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December Wild Turkey
       
     
River1.jpg
       
     
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IMG_1322.jpg
       
     
April Flying Geese
       
     
GooseMap.jpg
       
     
Snake1.jpg
       
     
June
       
     
       
     
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City of Medford, OR. Wildlife Calendar Mural
       
     
City of Medford, OR. Wildlife Calendar Mural

Commission for City of Medford, in collaboration with Esteban Camacho Steffensen. Mural and Ceramic Installation located in Hawthorne Park Viaduct pillars under Interstate-5.

My team was commissioned to help revitalize this park's reputation from an unsafe and underused space into a vibrant welcoming public greenspace in downtown Medford. Today Hawthorne Park hosts music events, farmer's markets, dog parks and playgrounds.

Each of the six chosen pillars holding up I-5 were painted with the Rogue Valley's landscapes and natural history in mind. With twelve compositions total, each design features a native species in their habitat for a month of the year.

With the support of the Wildlife Images Center, we collected the stories and research of many characters including the Western pond turtle, blue heron, trout, salmon, rattlesnake, swallowtail butterfly, pollinators, insects, black bear and cougar.

As a native myself to Southern Oregon, this Wildlife Calendar Walk mural has been an experience of restoring reputation and relationship with the park as a vibrant space. It has also been a parallel experience of portraying species that we humans fear or don't connect with. Our hope is that these images can help create a new relationship of respect and curiosity with the black bear, cougar, rattlesnake and others with a historical reputation, while continuing to honor and revitalize populations such as the salmon and honeybee.

See more progress images of this project at instagram.com/jessilynbrinkerhoff.

Pacific Salamander
       
     
Pacific Salamander
May
       
     
May

Pollinators in a ceramic and painted swarm installed on pillar

May
       
     
May

Pollinators, pear blossoms

Skatepark View
       
     
Skatepark View
Beaver Dam Assembly
       
     
Beaver Dam Assembly
middlebeaver.jpg
       
     
December Wild Turkey
       
     
December Wild Turkey
River1.jpg
       
     
M14.jpg
       
     
IMG_1322.jpg
       
     
April Flying Geese
       
     
April Flying Geese
GooseMap.jpg
       
     
Snake1.jpg
       
     
June
       
     
June

White Tailed Deer, Sword Fern, Oxalis

       
     
Hawthorne Park Mural, Salmon under Interstate 5
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