“Flourish”

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Client: Client: Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Location: Lake Oswego, OR, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Computer Modeling & Working Drawings

Curtis Pittman

Curtis Pittman Design

Engineering

Bob Grummel

Grummel Engineering

Lighting

Ella Mills

Biella Lighting Design

Metal Fabrication

Brian Lambiaso

The Lynch Company

Glass Fabrication

Hanns Haefker

Haefker Studio

Glass Fabrication

Rich Lamothe

Glass Strategies

Photographer

Mario Gallucci

Photographer

Ed Carpenter

Project Administrator

Arleen Daugherty

Ed Carpenter Studio

Overview

This sculpture was commissioned after a competitive process to be a gateway icon in a pocket park bordering the intersection of two main approaches at the northern edge of Lake Oswego, Oregon. It is designed to address pedestrian as well as vehicular traffic along sight lines from both the north and south. Lake Oswego’s citizens see their city as beautiful, friendly, peaceful, clean, and green, among other qualities, and the city is known for its verdant trees and flowers. Therefore, an abstractly botanical theme was developed for the sculpture, with associated positive metaphors. Locals frequently refer to Lake Oswego as “L.O.”, hence the highlighting of the second and third letters in the title, “Flourish”. Landscape improvements are expected in Spring of 2022.
Installation: 9/2021
Dimensions: 25’ x 15’ x 15’
Materials: Stainless steel, laminated glass, concrete, up-lights

Goals

The goal was to design a gateway icon in a pocket park bordering the intersection of two main approaches at the northern edge of Lake Oswego, Oregon. It is designed to address pedestrian as well as vehicular traffic along sight lines from both the north and south.