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McMenamins Edgefield Artwork 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 62 Album Created: 15 Jul 2016 Last Updated: 6 Nov 2016
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In June 2016, I went on a 25-hour summer solstice celebration at McMenamins Edgefield, in the eastern Portland suburb of Trout­dale. During my overnight stay, I came across an astonishing amount of amazing artwork in the Edge­field hotel.

McMenamins is well known for the original artwork that graces their 116 venues. The bigger the building, the more place for paint­ings on every wall, door, pipe, ceiling, or anywhere else that strikes the artist’s fancy.

Because the Edgefield Hotel is one of their larger buildings, it contains hundreds and hundreds of paintings. Many of them are inside the individual hotel rooms, and so are off-limits to the public. But there are plenty that can be admired by simply wan­der­ing the many hall­ways, which I did for about 75 minutes on my second day there.

When I say that the artwork at the Edgefield Hotel is amazing, I’m not really thinking of any one particular piece, but the col­lec­tion of hun­dreds of paintings as a whole. The resulting ex­pe­ri­ence is syn­er­gis­tic, in that “the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual el­e­ments.” The effect is so great that it is de­light­ful, breathtaking, and even overwhelming! At least is was for me — as usual, YMMV.

All told, I took a total of 93 artwork pictures. The best 62 are now available for a virtual tour in this album. But these photos don’t tell the whole story of this vast and rich property. Other articles and albums from my Edgefield 2016 summer solstice celebration include:
 
 
 
There is also the introductory overview article: A McMenamins Edgefield Summer Solstice.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Amaz­ing Art­work in the Mc­Men­a­mins Edge­field Ho­tel.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
To begin viewing the photos, you can browse the album — or view the contact sheet.