Portland, Oregon: Three Groins in the Fountain
Portland, Oregon - Three Groins in the Fountain
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In downtown Portland, by the Standard Insurance Building (formerly the Georgia-Pacific Building), is a white sculpture of oddly obscene porportions! It is titled "The Quest" and was created by Count Alexander von Svoboda in 1970. According to the Artist Statement: "It depicts the growth of today and tomorrow and the awakening to the future. I wanted to have complete contrast between this piece of sculpture and the Georgia-Pacific Building. The sculpture is designed to lead the beholder to look towards the middle of the building and then up."
I don't know about all that -- the puzzlingly entertwined body parts and scantily clad limbs could get any other artist in the hot seat. But since Portlanders are so laid back, they don't mind the sculpture. Apparently one nickname for this sculpture is "Three Groins in the Fountain."
Three Groins in the Fountain:
Address: 900 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR
Directions: Plaza of the Standard Insurance Building, S.W. Fifth Avenue between Salmon and Taylor.
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December 19, 2014
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