Pinecone is a sculpture made of salvaged steel shovels by Maine artist Patrick Plourde, located in Deering Oaks Park and accepted as a gift to the public art permanent collection to honor Alice Spencer, founder of TEMPOArt, a non-profit arts organization based in Portland, Maine, for her public art support and leadership in Portland. The sculpture is placed near the base of tall pine trees with juxtaposition of sculpture and site to suggest a found object in the landscape.

Images courtesy of Gillian Cook © 2023