I often walk through this “Tunnel of Joy” by the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. I call it that because the bright artwork is so joyful. I’ve previously featured one side of the bridge and the other but never the inside of the tunnel.
The abstract painting lining the tunnel is by artist, Tom Cramer. He works in a variety of media and is one of the most successful artists currently working in Portland, Oregon. His best-known mural was “Machine”, painted in 1989.
At first this mural appears to just be random shapes, but if you look closer you may notice shapes you recognize. I see faces, hearts, snakes, and wings. You can use your imagination to find objects in an abstract work of art.
I’m thankful the city of Bend supported the creation of this Tunnel of Joy to make all of our days a little brighter.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.Friedrich Nietzsche
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (LAPC) – Abstract
15 thoughts on “Tunnel of Joy in Bend: LAPC”
Love this Siobhan. A fun spot and so cheerful. Perfect choice for the challenge
Thanks! I was wondering when I could use those shots.
Great post, Siobhan and wonderful vibrant abstracts.
Thank you, Patti! 😀
This is so cute! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I would not be able to pass that by if I were on a walk in the area 🧡
Thanks! It’s a happy place. 😁
I like the colorful art that you featured song this path – and good reminder about gratitude
Thanks. That art is so cheerful. 😊
Perfect choice – and it really brightens my day in our grey December!
Thank you! It brightens our darkest days here.
I bet it does!
Thanks, John. 😊
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