Dekumstruction

820 Northeast Dekum Street  Portland, OR 97211

Steel, stainless steel, soil, plants

Dekumstruction is a sculptural artwork integrated with a custom bike rack. Twenty halved oil barrel planters stenciled with the names of depleted oil fields and painted with an iridescent sheen allude to the culture of big oil and mark the spot of two former car parking spaces with a multifunctional sculpture that accommodates ten bicycles. The installation conveys shifting attitudes about consumption, energy, and stormwater management.

Co-Artist, Buster Simpson

The Public Art Network of the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has named, “Dekumstruction,” to its 2012 Year in Review, which highlights the 50 most outstanding public art projects in the United States per year.

CITY OF PORTLAND PUBLIC ART COLLECTION

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