Couple of photos of Transcendence, the salmon-smashing-through-a-building sculpture above the Southpark restaurant at SW Salmon & Park Ave. It's been around for years (and was there when the B. Moloch restaurant occupied the space), but I didn't realize it had a name or counted as Art until just recently; turns out it's by the same artist who did Portal (the arch made of a pair of large hammers) on 1st Ave. just south of downtown. His website has a better photo of Transcendence. It also shows up in a blog post at Travel for Aircraft, and in Flickr & Facebook photos beyond number (here are just 3 of them:    that I thought were decent).
While searching for info for this post, I ran across a Stumptown Stumper at the Tribune about yet another piece by the same guy, something called "Mimir" on NW 27th between Thurman & Upshur, near Macleay Park, described as "a combination of Norse mythology, gibberish, fish and space creature". Pretty sure I'm going to need to track it down now and take a few photos. Discovering new topics like this may be the very best part of this entire blogging racket.