Norie Sato - Artist
All Images and Works: Copyright Norie Sato
Port of Portland Headquarters, Portland, OR
A two-part work activates a large area bounded by a stadium stair system and a cafe/lunch area for employees. The laminated glass images evoke the idea of looking upwards to the sky, while keeping references of being ground based and of the various activities of the Port of Portland. Glass panels follow the super stairs, creating an edge focal point visible from both sides. At the cafe, 4 layers of sliding glass panels create an interplay between front and back, transparency and translucency, visibility and screening, order or slight disorder.
7' x 25' x 9" (13 different panels) at cafe, 10' x 18' x 1" (height of glass varies) at stadium stair.
Image film laminated glass.
Commissioned by the Port of Portland/Regional Arts and Culture Council