Just before Christmas Lea and I were thrilled to visit the new installation of fifteen photographs from my Falling Trees and Sap in Their Veins collections acquired last year by the Portland offices of the international law firm of Stoel Rives LLP.
Last spring the art curator of Stoel Rives invited me to submit a proposal to their art acquisition committee. Touring the offices, I was wowed by the fabulous design concepts and happy to discover the luscious Columbia River Gorge photographs by the late Terry Toedtemeier are part of their corporate art collection.
Early last year Stoel Rives LLP moved into the top six floors of a gorgeous new building along the Willamette River. The top two floors were designed expressly to showcase their significant art collection of mostly northwest artists like Chad Buck, Terry Toedtemeier and others. The flooring was milled from a single Oregon White Oak and all the conference rooms are named after Portland neighborhoods. Turning toward the center of the building a visitor sees the artwork and, looking outward, floor to ceiling views of the river, all six bridges, Mount Hood and Mount Saint Helens.
It was an honor and a delight to see my work so beautifully presented. I am proud to be in this important Portland art collection.