Courtesy: Coutesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Upstream Downtown

Portland, Oregon

Gary Hirsch (

Smart Park (SW 3rd), 621 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97204
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland
Date:  1992
Placement:  parking garages
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  aluminum (metal), acrylic, enamel (fused coating)
Description:  I intended the piece to serve as a whimsical analogy to downtown business life. It's frenetic, humorous story with each of us bustling against the stream to get what we want.

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