Three Groins in a Fountain, (sculpture)Saturday Night at the Y, (sculpture)
von Svoboda, Alexander
Sculpture: white pentalic marble; Base: concrete or stone
Standard Insurance Center Office of the Building Superintendent 900 S.W. 5th Avenue, Suite 1925 Portland Oregon 97204
Commissioned 1967. 1970
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Oregon survey, 1994.
Figurative statue in a fountain setting on a pedestal surrounded by numerous water jets. There are three female figures, one male figure and one child, all apparently carved from the same block of marble. The figures are nude and their forms curve upward, with two of the female figures holding upraised hands. The other female sleeps in the rear. The male appears to floating as he reaches up with both hands. The child stands behind the front female figure. According to the artist, the sculpture is "symbolic of man's eternal search for brotherhood and enlightenment."
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums