Art in the Archives Building -
Fused glass and enamel piece On to quilt art
This fused glass and enamel glass piece is located behind the reception desk in the lobby.
Artist: Liz Mapelli, Portland, Oregon
Title of piece: To Think We Came All this Way
Medium: Fused and enameled glass
Description: The line from a poem by Vern Rutsala, Oregon poet, was selected by Sandra Stone to appear in the glass panel: To think that we came all this way, risked everything, used our bodies for plows, and arrived here with these lives. The image is taken from an early photograph taken at the turn of the century showing pioneers walking across a train trestle.