ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Community Wisdom, 2002
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Betsy Wolfston
Collection
City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council
Materials
Stained and glazed stoneware, and gold leaf
Dates
  • Installed, 2002
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Description
The artist created twenty distinctive ceramic relief tiles (12" x 12") that are located along a 370-ft. hallway extending the entire length of the building. Inspired by the theme of "community," Wolfston interwove poetry and cultural imagery into each of the plaques using sculptural elements, drawing, and painted/glazed surfaces. The quotations on each of the plaques refer to the various services and diverse populations found in the building. Highly tactile, the tiles offer a story to be read vi...
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Location
600 NE 8th Street
Gresham, OR 97030
United States

Multnomah East Building, Multnomah County Health Department
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