Ashland Bridge Art

On a recent road trip through Oregon (while on vacation) I came across something in the town of Ashland that seemed WU worthy. It's an outdoor art gallery located on the underside of a bridge.

From a distance, you can't tell it's there. But as you approach, you see a sign identifying the area beneath the bridge as "The Path to Joy and Unity." It invites you to "open your heart and contemplate the magic that you will view." And then, as you get closer, you can see the artwork hanging upside-down.

Beneath the "Path to Joy and Unity" sign is another sign: "NO ADA ACCESS". So apparently there's no wheelchair access to Nirvana.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 14, 2014
     Category: Art

Interesting and nice place. I wonder how long it will take someone to sue and shut it down because of the access thing though. BTW, I kinda wondered where people from sunny California went on vacation, now I know. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/14/14 at 09:29 AM
Looks like this has been around since (at lease) 2007 and was done "without proper permits". Gasp and horror, the audacity of attempting something beautiful without first PAYING the TPTB for permission.

There's a rather poor video on YouTube Watch This.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/14/14 at 10:16 AM
This looks like quite a challenge to the urban graffiti vandals.
Posted by tadchem on 08/14/14 at 12:45 PM
somewhere near Ashland, right now a Vandal sit and bolts together a large pair of stilts, Muttering "challenge Accepted". :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/14/14 at 01:54 PM
Reminds me of the great manor houses in Europe. In many places there is as much artwork on the ceilings as hanging on the walls.
Posted by KDP on 08/14/14 at 05:44 PM
I live about 2.5 hours south of Ashland and did not know about this art work. I will have to make a point to stop and check it out the next time I drive through Ashland. I found this story: for more information.
Posted by Steve E. on 08/15/14 at 12:57 AM
This the url that has a copy of the contract between the City of Ashland and the artist Lloyd M. Haines:
Posted by Steve E. on 08/15/14 at 01:02 AM
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