Fernanda D'Agostino & Valerie Otani
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5711 SW Boundary Street
Portland, OR 97221
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Fernanda D’Agostino and Valerie Otani have collaborated since 1993 on projects that range from light rail lines and community centers, to the creation of a migratory pollinators trail in Arizona and a viewing shelter on the shores of San Francisco Bay. Their work is guided by deep research into the site, its people, history, and natural history. They have completed projects in cast and silkscreened glass, bronze, stainless steel, CorTen, stone and video. Fitting form, material, and content to the site in surprising ways characterizes their work. Unusual collaborations are also a feature of their process. Close work with Native American and “Anglo” fishers on Commencement Bay led to a series of monumental sculptures at the Washington State History Museum. Interviews with Japanese Americans interned in World War II informed a moving memorial to that conflicted history. The intersection of art and science is also a special interest. They have developed projects for labs, science centers, and trails throughout the West. Examples include collaborative work with naturalists at Smith and Bybee Lakes to create a series of landmark sculptures, a plaza project for Everett Community College that draws on beautiful forms found in contemporary physics, and videos on the physics of bird flight for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Voices of Remembrance. 2004
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