7x7: An Interview with Muralist Emma Berger
A year ago, shortly after police murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis, mass demonstrations seeking justice for people of color dominated downtown Portland.
In the early days of what became a summer of protest, a mural appeared on the boarded up Apple Store near Pioneer Square. That mural became a local touchstone and a national symbol.
In this interview with 7x7 (a consortium of art galleries in seven Portland churches, including Trinity's Kempton Hall gallery), artist Emma Berger talks about her inspiration, artistic process, and the evolution of the street art movement that summer.