Female Heroic Figure Sculpture


Life size relief sculpture is located on the first landing of the staircase in the lobby of the Oregon State Archives Building, Salem, Oregon, USA.

Artist: Lee Hunt, Portland, Oregon

Medium: Cast stone

Description: The life size relief sculpture is in cast stone with metal reinforcing. The inscription on the front of the piece consists of the closing words from "The Unnamable" by Samuel Beckett, and reads as follows:

Perhaps they have found me already, perhaps they have carried me to the threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

This contained figure is relaxed, not repressed. She represents the heroism of continuing the journey, of going on.

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