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Art Goes Wild in the Streets of Portland

Debra Redalia

While walking down the street in downtown Portland on our recent road trip, Larry and I were delighted to find full size wild animals on the sidewalks beside us. We loved feeling the presence of the ecosystem right in the city.

Later we learned we had encountered a series of ten trough-style fountains that contained twenty-five life size bronze sculptures of Pacific Northwest animals, designed by American artist Georgia Gerber. They were installed in 1986 as part of the dwontown renovations that included constructions of a light rail system.

The artist describe the series Animals in Pools as "art for the people," designed in a way that encourages interactivity and "[brings] a bit of Pacific Northwestern wildlife to downtown in a fun and unexpected way".

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Debra & Larry Redalia
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For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight, we research, explore, observe, and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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