Sunday, March 24, 2013

Urban Arrangements

Urban Arrangements

Today's adventure in obscure-stuff-we-all-walk-by-every-day-without-noticing takes us to SW Yamhill outside Portland's downtown Nordstrom store, where Urban Arrangements adorns an otherwise blank brick wall. The big Travel Portland public art map describes it briefly:

Nordstrom, SW Yamhill btw Broadway & Park
Garth Edwards Urban Arrangements
1990 brushed stainless steel
Urban Arrangements

The artist's website lists it along with another piece located at the Lloyd Center Nordstrom store, which I'm not familiar with. The site doesn't have photos of either one, although quite a few others are pictured, including a number of animal designs that I rather like. Anyway, that's pretty much all there is on the interwebs. The CultureNOW page for it is just a stub, and RACC has nothing about it, I suppose because it's probably owned by Nordstrom and thus not "public" in the sense of ownership.

Urban Arrangements

Since I don't have anything else that's actually relevant to share, I'll go off on a tangent here and point you at the website of a different artist by the same name. At first I thought they were the same guy, which would make for a more interesting blog post since the second guy also claims to have invented a "Unified Field Theory", which would be the holy grail of modern physics, no artist since DaVinci has accomplished this sort of thing, etc., etc. The web design is also pretty great, assuming you miss GeoCities.

Urban Arrangements

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