New Public Art Energizes Downtown Hillsboro
Photos by Rick Paulson Photography
The Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department’s Public Art Program has installed two new sculptures in Downtown Hillsboro.
On the southwest corner of 4th Avenue and East Main Street, Walking Warrior (pictured right) strides down the street with copper stripes glinting in the sun. The sculpture is nearly six feet tall and will be on display for the next two years. Its strength is inspired by local artist Sharon Agnor’s battle with breast cancer.
“Walking Warrior expresses the message of rising above, leaning in, and moving forward with purpose,” said art selection committee member Dawn Sellers. “It’s perfect for our growing city and an honor to share Sharon’s story."
A short walk away at SE 2nd Avenue and Washington Street, Adrian Litman’s Dynamic Orbits is Hillsboro’s first kinetic artwork, with a top that gracefully rotates in the wind. Litman (pictured below) was trained in Bucharest, Romania, and immigrated to the United States in 1980. Dynamic Orbits is an artistic interpretation of the continuous energy movements and convergences in the universe which influence our life on Earth.
Learn about other public art projects at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt.