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On the street: What does the sculpture “Portage” by Dave Root (in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street) look like to you?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 12, 2016

Kelly Schmidt, self-employed, Lawrence

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“It looks like an alien plant with legs.”

Chris Buckland, teacher, Lawrence

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“It looks like a palm tree with feet.”

Alyssa Burket, teacher, Lawrence

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“A taco with feet, with little topping bubbles coming out of it.”

Robert Conard, archaeologist, Lawrence

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“My first thought is a walking sunflower.”

Janice McLean, archaeologist, Lawrence

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“Some cartoon character I can’t remember.”


Charles L. Bloss, Jr.

A waste of money.

2 years ago


Paul Geisler

I completely disagree. Life without art, music, and creativity makes for a sad and dreary existence. I'd prefer a bit of joy and whimsy on the streets of Larrytown.

2 years ago


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