Lincoln High School Mural

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Tue, 01/23/2024 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Shu-Ju Wang and Lynn Yarne

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artists Shu-Ju Wang and Lynn Yarne about the new mural at Lincoln High School called Restoration Roadmaps. They talk about how they used historical documents to come up with the design of animals and plants surrounding a map of Goose Hollow, the importance of consulting students about what they wanted included on the mural, and the passage from gouache drawings to finished product.



This show was recorded on Zoom videoconferencing software on Jan 19, 2024, and edit by KBOO volunteer Liam Gallivan.


Shu-Ju Wang  @shujuwang!


Lynn Yarne: Be.nice_studio


From Lynn’s IG:


Restoration Road Maps (2023)

Lincoln High School: 18th and SW Main st.


A project with Shu-Ju Wang @shujuwang!


Image 1: photo of the mural at Lincoln HS


Image 2: finished design


Image 3: workshop with Tracy Prince about Indigenous history of Goose Hollow area


Image 4: classroom visits at Lincoln in which short videos from Dr. Rose Marie Wong (Portland’s Chinese Vegetable Garden Community) Dr. Tracy Prince (Native Americans of Old Portland), Zadie Prince (Notable Women of Old Portland), Eric Butler (Ecological History of Tanner Creek), Jason King (Tanner Creek Hidden Hydrology) were used to collect responses about the history and future of the area


Plaque description: The very place where you are standing was once a large farm where Chinese migrants grew vegetables that supplied Portland, an important site where people of many backgrounds traded speaking Chinook jargon; it was also once home to many animal and plant species. It is unceded Indigenous land.


Restoration Roadmaps combines or overlays different forms of maps to describe Goose Hollow, from historical to a hoped for future. The topographic contours of the map are formed using a collection of responses from a series of workshops that took place in the fall of 2022 in which participants learned about Goose Hollow’s ecological and cultural histories and responded to this prompt about the future of Goose Hollow:

What kind of changes to the area would you like to see

going into the future? How can you make that a reality?


Visually responding to the collection of writing from workshop participants, submitted and commissioned artwork located (L to R) includes artwork from: Chris Frees, Roberta Wong, Michael Leis, Ryan Kwiecien-Rock (LHS Native American Student Union),

Greg Robinson (Chinook), Jessica Mehta, Shu-Ju Wang, and Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos).


Thank you to everyone who worked on this project.

Jan 2023


The Tanner Creek course is an approximation based on historic and modern topographies. The shape and location of the Chinese Vegetable Garden is

an approximation based on historical Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Map.


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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently a Feature Writer. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on 


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