Artist: Raymond Kaskey, American, born 1943
Title: Portlandia
Date: 1982–1985
Medium: Hammered copper
Discipline: sculpture
Dimensions: height: 35'
weight: 13,000 lbs.
Funding Source: Percent for Art - City of Portland
Location: Portland Building, Exterior (Atop Building)

The idea for “Portlandia,” a classical allegorical figure representing the spirit of Portland, came from the official Portland City Seal. The seal depicts a wilderness scene including mountains, forest, and the sea with Lady Commerce in the foreground holding a trident in her right hand. Together, these figures symbolize the origins of the city, its culture, agrarian base, and industry.  [more]

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