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Nic Vik discusses Remains mural wall

Nic Vik describes the inspirations and whimsies behind each of the 20 or so segments of the 300-foot mural, created between May and November 2017 with the blessing of property owner Hood River Elks Lodge 1507, and the City of Hood River. Hood River holds a variety of contemporary outdoor murals, but not in 60 or so years had one like this — on private property along public streets — been created.

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The Remains Wall

The six-month Remains mural project, on Third Street/Industrial Way/Columbia Street, has redefined the northern edge of downtown Hood River. In spring 2017, Nic Vik and Nate Chavez spent weeks power-washing grime and moss from the gray-green wall to prepare it for what they would paint on the plain surface in summer and fall 2017: vibrant images of native fishers, drones, wasps, flowers, apples, mountains, flying hats, a rocket sturgeon, and a certain mystery lady.

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