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Abstract Public Sculptures
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Incredible abstract sculpture abounds for the public's viewing pleasure, IF they can find it. This category is dedicated to locating these sometime hidden treasures and waymarking them for all to see and enjoy. Please click on "show additional information" below to see requirements for posting in this category.
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You are looking for public sculpture that is of abstract form, or an abstracted representation of a form (for example, a giant hand made of thin twisted wire). There are many definitions of Abstract art, but no definitive one. A few lines from Wikipedia states, "Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be only slight, or it can be partial, or it can be complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. Figurative art and total abstraction are almost mutually exclusive. But figurative and representational (or realistic) art often contains partial abstraction." Wikipedia Abstract Art

The Figurative Public Sculpture category does allow for 100% representational pieces to slightly abstracted human, animal or fantasy creature forms. Abstract Public Sculptures allows for pieces that are beyond 'slightly abstracted.' Thus, there is a blurring of the lines between the categories. That is the nature of art.

The work must be located in an area that is open to the public and free of charge. A sculpture in an airport that is within the secure area (or any other secured location) would not fit this category as only people with tickets would be able to view the sculpture. The sculpture should be of a permanent nature; not a temporary exhibit that ends at a set time period. Consumer mass-market items commonly made of tin, plaster, plastic, concrete, etc., such as garden/patio sculptures are prohibited.

Instructions for Posting a Abstract Public Sculptures Waymark:

This category is looking for Abstract Public Art. The pieces must be free to the public and not on temporary exhibition. (The plaque for the piece or other signage usually will denote if the exhibit is temporary.)

Examples of Abstract Public Sculptures would be:

- WMA2KT Reaching - College Place, WA
- WM9EYB Roue oriflamme, Jean Arp - Ascona, TI, Switzerland
- WM98BM Lesson of a Disaster - University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
- WM9BYF Meg's Pause - Glenhyrst Gardens, Brantford, Ontario

A slightly abstracted Figurative Public Sculpture example would be:

WM8Y62 Horse - Fountain Hills, AZ This type of piece should be submitted to Figurative Public Sculpture.

Instructions for Posting an Abstract Public Sculpture Waymark:

1. The piece must be free to the public and not temporary.

2. Must provide accurate coordinates using Waymarkings’ default of lat/long in decimal minute per the WGS84 datum (most GPSr's default datum) and have actually visited the Waymark.

3. Minimum of two photos that you have personally taken that show the piece as best as one can. Close-ups really add to the Waymark and often two photos are not enough. Abstract pieces are often very large and may need additional photos to really showcase the piece. An example of a huge piece would be WM8RNZ Trade Deficit - Denver, CO

You are strongly encouraged to upload as many photographs to really ‘show off’ the piece. If a plaque is available with the title, artist, date, etc., you must provide this photograph. Do not include your GPSr or yourself in the default photo. An appropriate time to include people is to show scale/size.

4. Naming requirement: Title of Piece (or unknown if not known) - City, State/Province/Country (whichever is appropriate). Example: Reaching - College Place, WA

5. In the "Long Description" field, include a brief description of the piece. Try to find out a bit of information about the piece and artist; anything that would help us better understand the piece. Please cite your sources. The bulk of the text in the long description must be left black. If the post is not in English, please provide an English translation.

6. Identify the material/media used to construct the piece as well any unique features about the piece, date of creation or installation (if known) and location if the piece is in a specific area. If you do not have this information, just enter 'unknown.'

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To help give a different perspective and to better the waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the waymark.

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Abstract Public Sculptures"The Dreamer," Portland, Oregon

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Pettygrove Park is located between Third and Fourth on SW Hall. The best way to reach both Pettygrove Park and Lovejoy Park is to ride the free streetcar south past Portland State University getting off at SW Third Avenue and Harrison Street. Pettygrove Park is north. The striking feature of the fountain in Pettygrove Park is Manuel Izquierdo’s design of a reclining woman, “The Dreamer.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2006

last visited: 10/1/2010

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Abstract Public Sculptures"Peace Chant" (1984), Portland, Oregon

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"Peace Chant" (1984) is located between SW Jefferson Street and SW Columbia Street in the Park Blocks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/11/2006

last visited: 10/1/2010

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"Thor" (1977), Transit Mall, SW Fifth Avenue between SW Alder and SW Washington Streets. Artist Melvin Schuler.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/17/2006

last visited: 4/27/2008

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Abstract Public Sculptures"Three C's," Cascade Building, Portland, Oregon

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The abstract sculpture, "Three C's" 1998 Steel Plate; Artist Mel Katz, is located in the lobby of the Bedell Building; aka Cascade Building at 520 SW Sixth Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/23/2006

last visited: never

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Abstract Public Sculptures"Facing the Crowd" - PGE Park, Portland, Oregon

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A giant face greets the public outside of Portland's stadium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shadow101

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/2/2008

last visited: 8/7/2014

Image for The Aeolian Columns - Portland, Oregonview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesThe Aeolian Columns - Portland, Oregon

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Three stainless steel columns fitted with organ pipes inside (musical art)

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/7/2019

last visited: 8/27/2019

Image for Beach Memorial Fountain by Lee Kelly - International Rose Test Garden - Portland, ORview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesBeach Memorial Fountain by Lee Kelly - International Rose Test Garden - Portland, OR

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An arrangement of stainless steel columns that forms an abstract gate/arch over a reflecting pond with fountains.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/20/2006

last visited: 7/7/2019

Image for Kids Kowstruction by Chris Keylock Williams -  Portland, ORview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesKids Kowstruction by Chris Keylock Williams - Portland, OR

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A very funky "cow" in front of the Portland Children's Museum in Washington Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/19/2006

last visited: 3/24/2021

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This art is owned by the City of Portland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/7/2013

last visited: 2/6/2022

Image for Disk #4 by Jerry Allen - Portland, Oregonview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesDisk #4 by Jerry Allen - Portland, Oregon

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Disk #4 by Jerry Allen, 1979 - this artwork was funded by the Comprehensive Employment & Training Act and maintained by the Regional Arts and Culture Council

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member howarthe

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/24/2010

last visited: 9/18/2016

Image for "Waterline," Portland, Oregonview gallery

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Abstract Public Sculptures"Waterline," Portland, Oregon

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"Waterline" is located at the Vanport site at N Expo Road and Victory Blvd., Portland, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/8/2006

last visited: 7/9/2008

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Sun abstract sculpture at Lombard Plaza Beaverton, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/25/2020

last visited: 7/27/2020

Image for Embrace Your Inner Light - Beaverton, ORview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesEmbrace Your Inner Light - Beaverton, OR

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Embrace Your Inner Light abstract sculpture at 12472 SW Broadway Street Beaverton, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/26/2020

last visited: 7/29/2020

Image for Three Creeks One Will - Beaverton, ORview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesThree Creeks One Will - Beaverton, OR

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Three Creeks One Will abstract sculpture at The Round Plaza Beaverton, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/24/2020

last visited: 7/25/2020

Image for The Singing Sky Sculpture - Beaverton, Oregonview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesThe Singing Sky Sculpture - Beaverton, Oregon

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A large burnt orange painted sculpture in Beaverton City Park, Oregon

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/30/2019

last visited: 9/24/2019

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Abstract Public SculpturesTigard Oregon Abstract Art on Hampton Street

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Abstract Art located in the picnic area between two office buildings on Hampton Street, Tigard, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/16/2008

last visited: 3/25/2018

Image for Blue Light Abstract Art on Bangy Road, Lake Oswego ORview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesBlue Light Abstract Art on Bangy Road, Lake Oswego OR

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Blue Abstract art placed by the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/16/2008

last visited: 1/18/2022

Image for Regatta Lane Spheres - Beaverton, Oregonview gallery

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Two unidentified metal spheres.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/3/2019

last visited: 9/5/2021

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Large abstract sculpture/fountain made with commonly found item

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Washington

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: 2/13/2014

Image for Spinning Progress - Beaverton, ORview gallery

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Spinning Progress abstract sculpture at 15877 SW Barrows Road Beaverton, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/30/2020

last visited: 8/3/2020

Image for Ornithochory - Beaverton, Oregonview gallery

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Discovering Nature through Art in Hazeldale Park Beaverton, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/25/2019

last visited: 12/23/2019

Image for Elemental Sequence - Hillsboro, ORview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesElemental Sequence - Hillsboro, OR

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The Elemental Sequence sculpture at Amberglen Park Hillsboro, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/20/2019

last visited: 10/9/2020

Image for Head Over Heels - Orenco, Oregonview gallery

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18 foot high faces in a line of old growth Douglas fir trees.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/17/2019

last visited: 8/31/2019

Image for Seeds of Orenco - Orenco, Oregonview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesSeeds of Orenco - Orenco, Oregon

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A large green apple sculpture

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/17/2019

last visited: 8/9/2021

Image for Dancing Chairs - Hillsboro, Oregonview gallery

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Abstract Public SculpturesDancing Chairs - Hillsboro, Oregon

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Four chairs dancing in 53rd Ave Park Hillsboro, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/25/2019

last visited: 11/9/2019

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