ac_rayburn So very thrilled to be back in the room where my love of nature and bird watching began. Everything is exactly the same, my name on the wall from 1991, the merit badges, the knot charts, even the Pathfinder director still here running the show at age 92. Today she looked at me and said "I moved to Hood River in 1941, I thought it was Shangri-La, still do." So much love for this cradle of my life 2d
  •   briarlevit Aw! I volunteered at a wildlife museum in CA, myself in my youth. Very important time for me too! 2d

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ac_rayburn Latergram, but also futuregram. I have only summited one of the three sisters, the other two are next. Middle sis, I've got my eye on you girl #MadetoGrow 5d

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ac_rayburn I'm a huge fan of cut flowers, if I don't have them in the studio then it just feels less special. It's amazing how much a plant can affect my sanctuary, living or cut. It's like we're there to do the same thing: drink up star juice #MadetoGrow 6d

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ac_rayburn What I love about some of the higher peaks in the Gorge are Flag Trees, these are trees that are pummeled by intense wind all year long, so their branches only grow in one direction. Despite the conditions, these bad boys are #MadetoGrow 6d

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ac_rayburn Today I am talking about #MadetoGrow with @umpquabank
I snapped this late after installing my sculpture at Director Park this week, being close to where I went to design school on the ever enchanting South Park blocks. I will always hold this place in high regard as a sanctuary where I incubated for four years, where I grew the most in my adult life. Tipping hats to the humans whom I encountered there and still love today
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ac_rayburn We are open! Come see some art at Director Park all next week, lots of things to look at. Another detail shot of the icy hot magna sculpture we built through the storm. #exhibitgrowth 2w

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ac_rayburn Detail shot of my sculpture installation for @UmpquaBank 's EXHIBIT:GROWTH interactive exhibition which opens tomorrow at 11am. Those are ice crystals that I paid no mind to while I installed this piece, nothing will stop this installation! It explores the land building forces of magma, terraforming, and ancient growth through wood, acrylic and string. 2w

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ac_rayburn Found an old favorite from warmer days that I had been missing - the glow just after sunset casts color on the sky rather than geography just before it fades away. Leaving you to hike home in a dark, spooky forest with the owls and crickets.
Might be easy fur some, but anyone want to call out this exact location/trail? It's worth sharing
3w

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ac_rayburn It's time for a coastie winter! Still one of the best sunset scenes I've seen as far as ambient stage lighting over the Pacific, just a slight break in the fog right before sundown will blow your mind. 3w

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ac_rayburn It's been a pleasure to walk among these colors this week, great way to start the act of work through a forest of color 3w

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ac_rayburn Either direction on this road takes me home 3w

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ac_rayburn Every minute these scenes change with clouds coming and going through the trees. It is completely mesmerizing! 3w

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ac_rayburn Life in the clouds today. Every turn on this road was pure magic 3w

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ac_rayburn The fall light in the studio is killing me lately! 4w

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ac_rayburn #latergram from Scott Lake where 10,000 Mosquitos and I watched the sun wake up over the Sisters wilderness. This'll be a spot to return to 4w

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ac_rayburn Accidentally brought the cosmos into the studio today. There's no way I'm getting any work done while this is happening. 1mon

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ac_rayburn Nukka couldn't be any LESS impressed by the Swarovsky crystal Buffalo horn I just painstakingly made for her. 2mon

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ac_rayburn Still hungover/tired from my #DWP talk last night but gearing up to open the studio at 4pm for the NW district open house! NW 13th/Hoyt, #409, till 7pm. Swing by if you're around, I have beer and SNACKS SNACKS SNACKS. 2mon

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ac_rayburn Amazing to return to my childhood playground for an evening of mountain times. Looking good in that sunset light Klickitat! 2mon

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