Artist: Mauricio Saldaña, Mexican (active in Oregon), born 1979
Title: Art Benches
Date: 2009–2010
Medium: Red mahogany granite and cast concrete
Discipline: sculpture
Dimensions: block: 23 1/2” x 21” x 22 1/2”
bench: 17” x 107” x 16”
Funding Source: Percent for Art - City of Portland
Location: N. Denver Ave. between McClellan St. and Schofield St.
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Designed in collaboration with Greenworks PC, artist and third-generation stone carver Mauricio Saldaña created seven Art Benches located on street corners along Denver Avenue. Each bench features a carved image derived from the nearby sculpture Poder de la Mano, also by the artist. Each image highlights unique elements of the neighborhood both past and present.

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