Valley as Artistic Inspiration
The Cuyahoga River Valley can provide the palette and inspiration for artists, new ideas, and the visual communicators that reframe the way we perceive the world around us. Still Life of a Valley – responding to the demands of the times, the Valley has long been the subject of inspiration for artists and fertile ground for industrial inventiveness. From Margaret Bourke White’s industrial photography
to independent films by Blue Hole Productions
, artists have revealed the power of the Valley’s landscape, people, and economy through architecture, photography, painting, sculpture, story, music, and poetry. Furthermore, Industrial designers have applied their craft to design amazing and often monumental mechanisms to support manufacturing processes and transportation in the Valley.