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I’ve brought our beloved Portland Elk back!
In the middle of Portland Oregon's once beautiful and safe city, The Thompson Elk Fountain had proudly stood in the middle of SW Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues since 1900. The statue was presented to the city by David P. Thompson, a former Portland mayor and civic leader.
During the summer of 2020, historic statues were defaced, burned and
toppled, compliments of terrorist Antifa rats.
One that especially broke my heart. Our 3,000 pound bronze Elk Statue that had brought history, grace and a place for gathering of friends for over 120 years. He was engulfed in flames. His granite fountain torched, defaced and broken in to chunks. As of today, our elk has been kept in storage for 2 years, while numerous city commissions and groups squabble about his restoration and placement. as of this writing, updates are that the original fountain may be replaced with a narrow base so there’s room for a bike path.. In my opinion, another Portland City blunder because who cares about history and visual beauty?
I’ve worked as a local mural Artist since 1998. Fortunately I was able to reorganize to in- studio canvas painting during the Portland riots and lockdowns 2020. Upset about the lack of Portland leadership, the elk painting began as a personal therapeutic project. I had no idea what I was going to paint except that I wanted to manifest our Elk back! If you look closely you'll find there are hidden frogs and messages of optimism for fun. Also, names of some hard working Columnists, Citizen Journalists and Data Mining Experts began to emerge and quickly filled my fountains steps. These inspiring people from around the world opened my eyes to “un-fuse my confusion. Virtually, each one has been a catalyst to my realizing our current circumstances by educating myself, researching and connecting the dots. Millions of other readers, along with myself have made it through each day because of their humor, never ending boosting of spirit and their gift of encouraging personal education.
Much love from the City of Roses! K.Calcagno wallworksmurals.com