|Title||Put A Bird On It|
|Artist / Creator||Tara Murino-Brault|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Oregon City, Oregon|
|Process / Technique||Screen printing|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Paper Stock||French Paper, Construction, Cement Green|
|Number of Pages||6 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3.75 x 10 x .5 inches closed. Extends out to 22.5 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented in a standing box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
This piece is a spirited reflection on Portland’s vibrant subculture of individuality and eccentricity. Portland is a city of local flair, community activities, and iconic people, places, and things. It is what draws people to the city, and begs some of them, like me, to stay. I especially like this piece because it contains some of my favorite things about Portland: the Unipiper, the naked bike ride, Portlandia, Paul Bunyan, Voodoo Doughnuts, various sculptures around town, and hipsters high and low. And don’t forget the restaurants, beer and ice cream. The abundance of birds represents the playfulness of the piece and the free spirit of the city.
Artist BioTara Murino-Brault was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She received her BFA in Graphic Design at The University of Illinois at Chicago and her MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Currently, she is an artist and educator who resides in the Portland Oregon area. She currently teaches a variety of classes at Portland Community College and is mom to an eight-year-old named Gus. Her favorite mediums are all forms of printmaking, carving, and painting in gouache and acrylic.