Posts Tagged: flags

On the Roof: Flags by Emily Nachison

Don’t forget to look up! This month’s Rooftop Project Space installation is by Portland artist, Emily Nachison. Flower Time This series of flags was inspired by Carolus Linnaeus’ horologium florae (floral clock) hypothesis. In 1751, Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish naturalist, hypothesized that flowers could be used to measure time by planting them in a 12-point… Read more »

Air Travel by Rachel Davis – October Rooftop Flag Space

Air Travel, currently on display on Lillstreet’s rooftop flag space, is an installation of flags that celebrate wind-dispersed seeds, insects and pollen. These flags were created at Lillstreet by Rachel Davis, an artist and monitor in the textile department. The flags include drawings of Monarch butterflies; lightning bugs; dragonflies; maple, milkweed, and dandelion seeds; and various pollens,… Read more »

Lillstreet’s Rooftop Project Space: 2016 Artists

Lillstreet’s Rooftop Gallery is a unique space that invites artists from around the country to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck. Installations rotate monthly, June through January, and flags are displayed in the Textile Department’s hallway gallery two weeks prior to install date. The space is curated and managed by… Read more »

Rooftop Project Space: Congrats 2015 Winners and Apply for 2016

We’re happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Rooftop Project Space Competition: Heather Brammeier and Simon Pyle! Best In Show ($500) Adorn, by Heather Brammeier “Catenaries formed by elegant tangles of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) adorn the Lillstreet Art Center building like a giant necklace.  To create the tangled blue and red forms in my… Read more »