Smith Rock Makes an Impression, Actually 1300 of Them
March 22, 2016
Artist and rock climber Meg Kahnle has a dream of making a difference in the world, starting with Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. Meg sought to create a community-based piece to auction online and then donate the funds from the sale toward maintenance of the park she so dearly loves.
SmithRock.com interviewed her on the day she revealed her massive 4ft by 8ft triptych painting to an eager audience @Patagonia Bend.
120+ people submitted images through social media using the hashtag #ConnectWithSmithRock that formed a collage of 1300+ images ranging from the 1970’s to 2015. These images then served as the base-layer of the painting.
It took 110+ hours over three months in the studio to put the painting together. You can learn more and see it all in just 3.5 minutes.