Landmarks: Unity From Sea to Shining Sea by Beth Kerschen

Design By:
Beth Kerschen
Beth Kerschen is photo-illustrator based in Portland, Oregon who creates photo-montage scenes of urban centers. In her work, she blends architecture, urban details, and fleeting moments to tell a richly layered story not possible individually. Her work is influenced by a Fine Arts Degree from Colorado College, working at Polaroid Corporation for 5 years, working as a graphic designer for 12 years, and her love of photography and traveling. Now she works as a full time artist creating her photomontage work for gallery exhibits, a retail line of cards and prints, and corporate installations. In 2015, she was awarded a Professional Development Grant from Portland's Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and a large format installation commission for the Portland International Airport. She uses a unique blend of photography and printmaking to create urban landscapes that chronicle city culture and history creating nostalgia for the build environment that is an integral part of our modern culture.
Design By:
Beth Kerschen
Beth Kerschen is photo-illustrator based in Portland, Oregon who creates photo-montage scenes of urban centers. In her work, she blends architecture, urban details, and fleeting moments to tell a richly layered story not possible individually. Her work is influenced by a Fine Arts Degree from Colorado College, working at Polaroid Corporation for 5 years, working as a graphic designer for 12 years, and her love of photography and traveling. Now she works as a full time artist creating her photomontage work for gallery exhibits, a retail line of cards and prints, and corporate installations. In 2015, she was awarded a Professional Development Grant from Portland's Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and a large format installation commission for the Portland International Airport. She uses a unique blend of photography and printmaking to create urban landscapes that chronicle city culture and history creating nostalgia for the build environment that is an integral part of our modern culture.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions. What Makes America Great is a collection of designs celebrating the things that our artists believe make America truly great.

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Artist Statement

Even though America is one of the youngest countries in the world, we have built this nation into a celebrated cultural mecca influenced by people from different cultures, art, science, technology, architecture, pop culture, and our amazing natural landscape. In this piece, our culture is represented by American landmarks and icons spanning from coast to coast including our farms, ranches, mountain towns, suburban areas, National Parks, and our vibrant cites. These landmarks are situated between a lighthouse in Maine on the right side and a lighthouse in Washington State on the left side. All these features as a unified whole, from sea to shining sea, is what makes America great. We would not be the same great country without each and every one of them. Furthermore, all the people from these locations is where our power should come from in order to heal and to come together, not relying on the politicians of Washington D.C. This scene was made with hope that we can learn to work together and to continue to be a great nation. — Beth Kerschen