Piece description from the artist
EFI (Environmentally fragmented illusion), An image (photograph) created this summer (2011) in Portland, Oregon. A 3,000 lb shredded recycled bale of office paper. I had Jackson Pollock on my mind when I saw this bale.
Byron Dudley was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1964, and grew up both in the suburbs of N.J. and in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn N.Y. He moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1984 to run track and cross country at the University of Oregon.
In 1995, Byron began life as a long haul truck driver. He did so to de-shelf, reorganize, and reinvent his life, and to find some solitude and time to reflect. He never imagined he would drive over a million miles and in doing so rediscover himself and his first passion: producing works of art.