We found a lonely former governor Victor Atiyeh (1979-1986) patiently waiting for a commuter flight at the Portland International Airport’s Governor Victor G. Atiyeh International Concourse.

Several barriers to viewing this artwork. It’s inside of concourse C, so only ticket buyers and airport employees can see the artwork; and there were no scheduled flights for that section of the concourse, so unless you’re wandering beyond your ticket counter the sculpture is easy to miss or overlook. Finally, it’s mundanity, it’s general ordinariness is disconcerting.

Full size bronze by Bill Bane, the sculpture was commissioned by his business partners and is adjoined by a small presentation of Atiyeh’s achievements.

EXTRA – Bill Bane – Vera Katz – unimpressive sculpture
EXTRA – Bill Bane – Upon Landing in Vancouver