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New art in the governor's office channels the natural world

Eugene photographer Terri Warpinski's work is now being displayed in the Governor's Office, according to the Oregon Arts Commission.

The newest display of artwork at the Governor's Office, put up this week and lasting until July 31, will bring the outside indoors.

Eugene photographer Terri Warpinski's work is now being displayed in the Governor's Office, according to the Oregon Arts Commission.

Warpinski, a professor emerita of art at the University of Oregon, has been inspired by the natural world. Her work has been featured in more than 125 exhibitions.

"Warpinski's artistic work reflects her longstanding interest in the traces of human activity embedded in landscape," Carrie Kikel, communications manager for the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust, said in a press release May 24. "Oregon's abundance of natural open spaces — whether oceans, rivers, plains (sage or grass), lakes or desert (dunes, scrub lands, or playas) — have been the source of contemplation and inspiration for her photography for more than 30 years."

The Governor's Office changes out the art regularly, and artists are chosen by a statewide committee of arts and culture leaders.