ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Accumulated Deeds (Cumulus Facta)

Artist
Erin Shie Palmer
Collection
City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council
Dates
  • Created, 2012
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Description
This two-part installation features elements in contrast and in balance with each other: a cloud of glass feathers suspended above the stairwell and an arrangement of granite stones on the lobby floor below. The feather form alludes to the quill as an instrument of recording words of the law and to the weighing of deeds by the Egyptian goddess Maat, who represented harmony, justice, and truth and determined the fate of the departed by weighing the accumulated deeds of each soul against a feather...
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Location
East County Courthouse
18480 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97233
United States

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