"Passenger traffic hit its peak in 1920 with 64 trains to and from Portland daily. Within nine years of the peak, passenger service ended and the line was used for intermittent freight service to Portland's south waterfront up until its abandonment in 1984." ~~ Wikipedia.org
Now, with many people calling Lake Oswego home, in recent years Lake Oswego had a rejuvenation of their Downtown area and the art work of Simon Toparovsky was purchased among many other established artists.
Simon Toparvosky Fortuna in Lake Oswego
The word "Fortuna" is Latin meaning fortune or luck. When used as a noun, Fortuna was the name of the Roman Goddess of fortune and the personification of luck, be it good or bad. Fortuna is also known as the Goddess of Fate. Simon Toparovsky's Fortuna art work displayed in Millenium Park Plaza in Lake Oswego embodies the character of fate and luck.
If you notice, Fortuna does not have any arms. I would love to ask the artist what inspired him in this manner? Perhaps, even Fortuna relies on fate and luck in her fortune and does not make it for herself?
For more views of Simon Toparovaky's installation works, please see see Simon Toparovksy's Installations. His piece "Fortuna" sculpture in Lake Oswegois displayed at #20.
How Simon Toparvosky Got to be in Lake Oswego
The Art Council of Lake Oswego has a tremendous taste. It was their selection of Simon Toparvosky art to grace Lake Oswego. Their Lake Oswego art purchases, both prior and upcoming, are found in the most nicest places in Lake Oswego. The Art Council of Lake Oswego was the organization behind bringing in Simon Toparovsky to the residents, friends and neighbors of Lake Oswego.
Lovely Walking Tour of Art in Lake Oswego Simon Toparvosky Included!
Wouldn't this be a nice walking adventure in Lake Oswego -- to see the artwork of Simon Toparovsky and other wonderful scupltures by present-day artists and sculptors. Lake Oswego Walking Tour 2012
More Images of Fortunaby Simon Toparvosky
[Click on Photo on Right for Larger Image - Breathtaking!]
Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego
Perhaps one of these homes for sale in Lake Oswego will be walking distance to the wonderful art found including the art of Simon Toparovksy.
See more city of Lake Oswego real estate.
(all data current as of 6/4/2012)
$395,000 : 1419 Hemlock ST, Lake Oswego
5 beds, 3 full baths
$648,995 : 14100 Redwood CT, Lake Oswego4 beds, 3 full baths
$379,900 : 17736 Cardinal CT, Lake Oswego4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$649,900 : 12994 Sierra Vista DR, Lake Oswego6 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$1,995,000 : 907 Terrace DR, Lake Oswego6 beds, 4 full, 3 part baths