New Work for The Portland Mercury – Farewell Sam

I was originally going to turn down a recent commission for The Portland Mercury because I was too busy with other projects, but when Art Director Suji Allen offered me total creative freedom, I couldn’t resist.

This piece was to accompany an article about Portland Mayor Sam Adams’ announcement that he wouldn’t be running for a second term, and Suji requested a portrait of Sam, any way I wanted to do it. Since Sam is well-known for his efforts to advance Portland’s bike culture, I thought I’d give him a nice send off by having him waving goodbye while riding away to his next adventure.