As Steve Platt sits sprawled on the sidewalk, you can’t help but want to stop and take a look.
Vibrantly colored chalk in hand, the artist intently marks the concrete, then smudges the bold line with his fingers to get just the right effect. The image is a smattering of colors now, but at the end of the day it will be a work of art.
The three-dimensional picture Platt created for Camas Days has the viewer looking down into a rugged canyon. Highlights include a stream and a waterfall.
“I think I might add a fly fisherman at the bottom,” Platt contemplated as he began his endeavor on Friday morning. “But we’ll see how things go.”
Platt grew up in Camas and graduated from Camas High School in 1974. Although he now lives in Yakima, his mom Oleta Platt resides in Washougal.