There’s something that happens to a lot of people when they’re shopping for a new house: you spend months looking for your dream home, you finally find it, but it’s sitting right on a busy road. What do you do? Portland resident Lou Watson decided to go for it.
In 2013, she and her family moved into a purple Victorian right on Sandy Boulevard in Portland. And rather than be annoyed by the billboards or the loud, constant traffic, she turned them into fuel for her art practice.
A video Watson made of the afternoon commute visible from her window won a Judges Award at last year’s NW Filmmakers’ Festival.