Parts Seventeen through Twenty

Walk back toward Park Street, turn left past the Reid Campus Center and across Boyer Avenue. On your left you'll see the multipiece, multilevel Soaring Stones #4.

17. Soaring Stones #4, John T. Young

A 2007 gift from Young, artist and professor of art at the University of Washington, Soaring Stones #4 graced downtown Portland for 16 years before light-rail
construction forced its removal. It is a series of multiton Cascade Mountain boulders atop polished steel pillars, ascending in height to 12 feet, 4 inches.

Soaring Stones #4

Pass the front of Cordiner Hall, and you can't miss the colorful sculpture before you.

18. Discobolos, 1982, Robert Cronin.

Cronin created Discobolos, painted in primary colors, from corten steel. It was a gift from the Board of Trustees to former President Tom Cronin and Tania Cronin to mark their 10th anniversary of service to Whitman in 2003.


Cross Park Street and up the steps of the Sherwood Athletic Center, and you'll immediately see your next destination.

19. Joined Together, Let No Man Split Asunder, 1980, Ed Humpherys.

A professor of art at Whitman from 1973 to 1997, Humpherys created this 14-foot-tall sculpture from an aluminum alloy. In 2008 it fell victim to a tree toppled in a windstorm. After restoration it was reinstalled in this new location, having originally been on the lawn north of Memorial Building.


Continue through the Sherwood Center plaza and emerge to the sound of splashing water.

20. Fountain of Vibrant Waters, 1992, George Tsutakawa.

Tsutakawa created more than 60 bronze fountains across the country. This piece was dedicated to Nadine and Robert Skotheim, Whitman's 10th president. The work is inspired by Japanese pagodas and Tibetan obos, rock mounds made by trekkers in the Himalayas.

Fountain of Vibrant Waters

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