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The new 'gateway' sculpture created by Portland-based artist Ed Carpenter was installed Aug. 31.

PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Artist Ed Carpenter takes photos of his sculpture after it was placed along Highway 43 in Lake Oswego.A large piece of abstract art was installed on Highway 43 at Terwilliger Boulevard in Lake Oswego last Tuesday morning.

Portland-based artist Ed Carpenter, who specializes in large-scale public installations, was selected for this "gateway project" at the northeast entrance of the city. The sculpture, which is the first major gateway project to be installed, is part of the Public Art Master Plan — a five-year guide through 2021 for the placement of public art throughout the city.

The highway closed early in the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 31 to both directions of traffic to allow a crane to access the site, which is home to the new sculpture that's meant to encapsulate the natural beauty of the city.

Carpenter's piece is smaller at the base and expands as it grows in height. It is made of stainless steel, colored steel and a lighter painted steel. The entire piece is symmetrical but the interior pieces have asymmetrical angles.

Gateway Sculpture


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