Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Brewery blocks c.1864- 2012 acrylic on canvas 11x 14"
This is a view of the Blitz-Weinhard Brewery which is in the Pearl District. This Brewery operated from1864 -1999 and was renovated during the reconstruction and birth of the Pearl District. This simple brick building used to have a major presence on Burnside because of its size. Now surrounded by taller geometric glass, steel, and concrete towers, the entire character of the building has shifted for me. I have fallen in love with the warm red bricks, the eccentric petite smoke stack, and the clumsy double-hung windows.