On another note, I was asked by the City of Beaverton to help in the jurying of the city's public art installations. The city has had several citizen artists and business persons, who are interested in this endeavor, meet over the course of the past 2 years to find a "voice" for the city. The goal is to beautify the city by uniting it with a centralized area where people can gather, meet, rest, play, and just hang. The City of Beaverton will be accomplishing this by installing a monumental sculpture. Here are some examples of large scale public art that you may recognize from other US cities:
If you know of the location of any of these pieces, please comment.