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Sanctuary by Mark Andres

  • Title: Sanctuary
  • Artist: Mark Andres
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Size: 19.5h x 23.5w
  • Creation date: 2010
  • Donor: On loan from artist
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B7/2 Administration office

This was painted at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center off Pacific Highway in Sherwood.  The view moves from pathways in the foreground to wetlands in the middle ground to the hills of Newberg in the distance.  The flat shapes and graphic outlines of forms create a strangely cartoon-like treatment. Sometimes nature presents as a graphic moment, not just the swim of air, moisture, earth and trees.