The Green Man and the Cinder Cones - CODAworx

The Green Man and the Cinder Cones

Submitted by Daniel Duford


Client: Trimet

Location: Portland, OR, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team


Daniel Duford

Public Art Agent

Michelle Traver



The mural is a visual narrative telling the story of how The Green Man of Portland, a coyote, some crows, a banana slug, hummingbirds and a lava giant inadvertently created the Boring Lava fields and the landscape beneath the NE 60th Street MAX station. The murals are a reminder to pay attention to the land and the animals in your neighborhood. Through story we can connect to the larger living world and geologic time.


The rehabilitation of the MAX Blue Line and to bring a positive narrative to the community.


I was chosen from a small pool of muralists to propose a mural for the MAX Blue Line by Trimet. I did all the work directly on the walls using NOVA Color paint.