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The Noble Architect

The Noble Architect arrived on NE Alberta Street December 2012. Artists Ruth Greenberg and Dave Laubenthal conceived of the sculpture to “mirror the ebullient, raw and wonderful vigor of nature as well as our relationship to it.”

Many different species of animals inhabited and thrived in this area before it was settled as the Portland we know. One of the abundant animals was the beaver.

The Noble ArchitectOne could scarcely take a short walk without seeing one. The artist team says “With so much regional history and lore we chose this remarkable animal to represent our reverence and respect for the resilient, beautiful, and abundantly generous natural world that remains intertwined with our human development.

Our rendition of the beaver is intended to show the beaver in its innate majesty, grace, wildness, and dignity. It is an homage…a reverent depiction of a magnificent animal.”

Sample of hand-crafted tile for “fur” surface.

The beaver gazes eastward from its perch on 18th & Alberta, facing the rising sun, looking for a new day when humans and nature harmonize. Its pose is dignified and vaguely humanized, standing on its stump, at just over six feet tall. The “fur” is a richly, hand-crafted, textured mosaic, inviting “petting” from passersby. The form and surface will be both contemporary and timeless.

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