This page is dedicated to research and documentation of the Portland elk(s) – the physical statues and the imagery of the elk as a protest icon.
The Elk Fountain
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The Nightmare Elk Statue
In response to the removal of the iconic elk, an anonymous artist installed a welded metal sculpture that the protest community came to call “the nightmare elk”. This depiction of the creature was much more visceral and had a protruding tongue, skeletal head, and much larger stature than the previous inhabitant of the curb.