Cloud Couch

Vivian Beer was chosen to place her sculpture, Rustle Diptych II, in Winslow Park, at the corner of Baxter Boulevard and Temple Street in 2008. She contributed Cloud Couch as a companion piece for Rustle Diptych II.  Cloud Couch is white painted steel sculptural seating and evokes both clouds and waves.

Winslow Park was for many years the home of a carved wooden sculpture, Milkweed Pod (1975), by Maine sculptor Clark Fitzgerald. Carved from a Deering Oaks Park log, it was installed as a temporary piece in the park.  It became so popular, however,  it was eventually moved to Winslow Park and became a part of the City’s permanent public art collection. The sculpture gradually rotted and eventually blew down in a strong wind. The Portland Public Art Committee, instead of pursuing a new commission, decided to replace it with an existing sculpture by a Maine-based artist, and Beer’s work was chosen.