Last year on Labor Day, I showed you some of the outdoor sculpture around this town, Lake Oswego, where I live now. Another year has passed and I’ve had more time to explore. Wow – the sculpture collection, in out of the way streets and byways, is larger than I knew.
So one afternoon recently, I walked around to get photos for this year’s holiday post. I screwed up something with the camera and when I got home, there were no images. So I’ve stolen these shots from the Lake Oswego Arts Council website.
I’ve divided the sculptures into sort-of categories although they could easily be moved to different ones.
THINGS AND IDEAS
Some of these sculptures are new this year on temporary loan and some are in the permanent collection that I have only recently discovered. I’m pretty sure there are more so there can be a third edition of this series next year.
I am still surprised, as I mentioned last year, to bump into these as I’m on my rounds of errands – even the ones I’m familiar with now.
In New York City, public art is usually set back in the plazas of tall office buildings. One of my favorites is a whimsical piece in the garment district – a gigantic button with a sewing needle through one of the holes.
Here, however, the sculptures are more people size and set directly on sidewalks or, occasionally, in a grassy section of a small park – better to get a close look.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Dani Ferguson Phillips: The Trek to Calvary