Riparian by Sarah Helen More
About the Piece: Riparian was inspired by the vibrant hues of Bend’s sunsets, the meandering calm of the Deschutes River and the energy that emits from the shops and restaurants that line the river along the Old Mill. This piece embodies the natural and man-made synergy between one of the city’s most dynamic riparian areas.
About the Artist: Sarah Helen More grew up in Portland, OR, and Houston, TX. She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked as a studio assistant to Takashi Murakami in his Long Island City, New York studio, and as an adjunct professor of art history at Penn State University and various small college campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Her clients include the University of Michigan, Digital Kitchen, and 10 Barrel Brewing Company, and her work has been shown at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.