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Goddess of Victory


Pittman Mar18 1 Main

A new sculpture at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., celebrates the victory of academic achievement. Named for Victoria, the Goddess of Victory, it is constructed of polished stainless steel pipe, and physical vapor deposition (PVD) coated stainless steel panels. The seven spear-like forms create an appearance that its artist, Portland, Ore.-based Curtis Pittman, calls, “naturally Spartan spiritual.” The materials interact with both natural and artificial light to give life to the work's celebratory torch-like qualities. Pittman and RWI Manufacturing, Owosso, Mich., installed the piece. Penn Stainless Products Inc., Quakertown, Pa., supplied the pipes, and Royal Decor Steel, Markham, Ontario, Canada, supplied and fabricated the panels.
Pittman Design LLC, Portland, Ore.,