DALeast Mural ~ Portland

While down in the inner Eastside industrial area of Portland the other day, I came upon a mural. It was a large piece of work on a somewhat obscure wall. I snapped a few shots and noticed the artist’s signature. Well apparently, after a little followup, the artist DALeast is world renowned and has quite the history of cool murals. 

DALeast Mural Portland SwittersB Photo

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The mural wall bare in early 2014…image via Google Street Map..completed September of 2014

Here’s a link to Jonathan Levine Gallery in which he captured DALeast doing the mural.

“Portland-based project Forest For The Trees took to the streets just last month, unleashing 20 burgeoning graphic artists on the streets of the City of Roses to promote visual collaboration and creativity. As a part of this city-wide exhibition, internationally renowned muralist DALeast created a large-scale piece in his penchant long-brushstroke style. Dubbed “Persistent Parabola,” the piece is intended to represent the artist’s internal struggles with impermanence when related to the vastness of the ocean, or industry, even; based on the Chinese proverb: “Water can carry a boat, it can also turn it upside down.” Hypebeast


8 Responses to “DALeast Mural ~ Portland”

  1. May 17, 2015 at 21:57

    hey, this is so cool.


  2. May 17, 2015 at 11:07

    Wow! About all I can say… and I love that quote, so true, isn’t it?!


  3. May 17, 2015 at 09:52

    Great mural, and it’s neat you researched the artist!


  4. May 17, 2015 at 09:16

    Reminiscent of our Banksy


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