Aqua Portal

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Artist: Don Lawler and Meg White (

Date: 2004

Location: Ashland Recreation Center

Artwork Type: Sculpture

Material: Limestone

Description: "Aqua Portal" is a free-standing gateway consisting of two monumental blocks of limestone, each measuring 10’ high, 5’ wide and 3’ thick. The sculptures show a male and female figure swimming upward and represent the uplifting and positive rewards of physical fitness through swimming. The proportions of the male and female figures are designed to show health and vitality. The composition of the sculptures echo the main shape and sub-motifs of the new recreation center. The sculptures were designed to be accessible and enjoyable to the widest range of community members.