The Art of Simon Toparovsky "Fortuna" Sculpture in Lake Oswego

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Lake Oswego Embraces the Art Work of Simon Toparovsky

Lake Oswego is a city located just a few miles south of Portland proper. In the olden days, the City of Lake Oswego was a "get away" for Portlanders who wanted to experience the lake.

"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." ~~

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 Toparovsky's wonderful sculpture Fortuna is displayed outside one of my favorite bakeries which is located in Millenium Park Plaza, St. Honoré

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

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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.

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Cynthia Larsen
Safe Haven Realty - Cotati, CA
Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA

That is a lovely sculpture, and a nice water feature as well. I couln't help but think of the small town "Fortuna" in Northern California while I was reading your post.

Jun 04, 2012 05:50 AM #1
Tammy Emineth
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Interesting sculpture and man you certainly know a lot about it. I know if anyone Googled it, Your post would certainly come up now! :)

Jun 04, 2012 07:45 AM #2
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Hi Cynthia . . . is that anywhere near Fontana?!?  ;-)

Hey Tammy -- this is a post for the June challenge about localism.

Jun 04, 2012 10:06 AM #3
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Carla, this post makes me want to pack up and check out Fontana. And too bad about her arms - no hugs!
Jun 05, 2012 07:53 AM #4
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