Courtesy: Courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Echo Gate

Portland, Oregon

RIGGA (http://racc.org), Ean Eldred

Eastbank Esplanade, 5 SE Madison Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97214
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland
Date:  2001
Placement:  promenades (walkways)
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  copper (metal)
Description:  This artwork is a gate oriented to both the pathway and the river. A sculptural hybrid echoing past pier buildings, the Shanghai tunnels and marine barnacles, it becomes both crenellation and crustacean. The sculpture gives human scale to this immense site and suggests bending an ear to the river amidst the rushing decibels of the freeway.

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