Portland Finger Plans
This series of six maps of Portland, Oregon juxtapose two dramatically different scales: human hands and the urban landscape. They are inspired by a tradition of using the human body as a metaphor for the city, including the writings of Vitruvius, DaVinci and—more recently—the 1947 Copenhagen finger plan.
Each of the six maps describes one of the following unique geographic aspects of Portland: 1) Bridges, 2) MAX light rail, 3) the Urban Growth Boundary, 4) Portland's "five" quadrants (N, NW, SW, NE, SE), 5) Portland's location at the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, 6) Portland's regional location between the Pacific and the Cascades
Each map is to "human scale."
2-color screen-print on paper, 18" x 24"