Lli often draws urban places that are best experienced, or indeed can only be seen, by traveling on foot. Whether deliberately planned or coincidental, these places allow us to observe the city without being swept by in the flow of traffic, and to experience time as changes of light and atmosphere: ephemeral and eternal. City structures observed at length also become establishing shots for countless possible narratives, historical sites that will never be in any guidebook but where, every day, people mark unrecorded events with contemplation, celebration, or mourning.
Lli Wilburn received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 1992 and her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in 1988. Wilburn has participated in group exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and is represented in the public collections of the Cities of Seattle, Portland, and Portland Community College among others. Lli lives and works in Portland, Oregon.