portland public and not-so-public art

funky statuary from portlandpublicart.org Observant readers will have noticed the spousal unit’s new project, Portland Public Art, on the blogroll. Portland has a lot of public art, thanks in large part to a (city? state?) law that says 1% of all building budgets must go to support the arts. The spousal unit went mad and decided to catalog it.

The title is a sneaky segue to our latest acquisitions, two miniatures (about 2.5 inches square) by local artist Bernard O Gross, “Three Cedars” and “Red Oak Hillside”. These snaps don’t really do them justice. (Man, do I feel like an artwanker now.)
Three Cedars, oil on board by Bernard Gross
Red Oak Hillside, oil on board by Bernard Gross