Water park for downtown Portland with citizen participation
The Art Wall is an art project personally undertaken by Herbert Dreiseitl, and an element which thrives on the polarity between the sites industrial past and the purity of its new nature. The wall is made of railroad tracks set on end, which in lithe oscillation transform the heaviness of industry into an art event. The Wall is 180 feet (60 m) long and composed of 368 rails. 99 pieces of fused glass are inset with images of dragonflies, spiders, amphibians and insects, like animals captured in amber, creatures of times and habitats long gone. The images were hand-painted by Herbert Dreiseitl directly onto Portland glass, which was then fused and melted to achieve the final effect.