Algae & Wildflowers
See it: King Cole Building, 7 N. Meridian St.
Artist: Kay Bae
Beauty floats up, down and sideways in Kay Bae’s Algae & Wildflowers collage. Bae found the primary image while visiting Powell’s City of Books–which bills itself as the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world–in Portland, Oregon. Previously collected images of algae and wildflowers were added next. “I make the background first and build up layers and layers considering composition, relationships and movements among others,” Bae says.