Animals rule in Portland. I've never seen so many dogs (even in Home Depot), cats, fish, birds, ... Believe it or not, Portland city dwellers are even allowed to keep 3 chickens (hens) in their backyards. I have a dog, but no chickens.
The pig (or hog) sculptures actually exist in a NW Portland neighborhood called the Alphabet District. The trio hangs out on the street and sneers at passersby. They usually elicit smiles from adults and occasional screams from toddlers.
I was looking for something mindless, or tasteless, to paint today and I think I found it. I abandoned the painting a little early (I'm bracing for the lecture on values from my artist husband). Tomorrow's challenge piece will be started this afternoon so I can goof off with my buddy Elizabeth tomorrow.
I love Portland.