ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Friendship Circle, 1990
Artworks: Sculpture

Artists
Lee Kelly, Michael Stirling
Collection
City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council
Materials
Stainless steel and digital audio
Dates
  • Installed, 1990
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Description
“Friendship Circle” was a collaboration between sculptor Lee Kelly and composer Michael Stirling. Stirling composed a score based upon traditional and contemporary Japanese instruments to emanate from one of the columns sculpted by Kelly. The sculpture commemorates 30 years of the Sister City relationship between Sapporo, Japan and Portland and was primarily funded by Sapporo as a token of friendship. The sculpture subtly echoes the architecture of Buddhist temples.
Courtesy of Portland Regional Arts & Cultural Council
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Location
NW Naito Parkway & NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97204
United States

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