Ross Island, one place several projects

Ross Island was originally a group of 4 islands: Ross, East, Tack and Toe Islands. The stones in the rich gravel beds were brought down from Montana by the Missoula Flood at the end of the Pleistocene age. Before the conquest, the Willamette River was so shallow at this location; one could walk across the waist deep water.  As the city of Portland grew, the Olmsted Landscape firm proposed (1903) that the island become a park accessible by a pedestrian bridge with a formal garden and green lawns. The Olmsted plan was never realized. Instead, the land was purchased (1924) by an investor for industrial gravel mining. Ross Island has been the inspiration for many projects.

Second Look.... a birds eye video 2016

a birds eye video

Ross Island Karaoke 
     With Weird Allan Kaprow Collective 2015 - a postcolonial conceptual karaoke band -
              YokoBono and Jasper John Lennon: Guestwork, Mariah Carrie Mae Weems: Sharita Towne and Joseph Beuys II Men: Zachary Gough

Ross Island  - Double Difference 2016

 Double Difference, Indivisible Gallery, Portland, Oregon, August 2016

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