Courtesy: Courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Constellation (Vase of Flowers)

Portland, Oregon

Tad Savinar (

Holladay Park, NE 11th Ave. and NE Holladay St., Portland, Oregon, 97232
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland
Date:  2000
Placement:  parks (recreation areas)
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  bronze (metal)
Description:  This project attempts to illustrate the connection between the personal front yard garden and the civic park/garden. This is explored through three distinct elements. A vase of cut flowers, an abstract molecule containing elements of a good neighborhood, and the figure of a gardener/homeowner, shears in hand. The objects in the molecule were selected by the Sullivan Gulch Neighborhood Association and the person who was cast was Carolyn Marks Backs - A longtime neighborhood activist - Also selected by the Neighborhood Association.

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