In identifying with the theme of my final project I choose to write about Newberg Skate Park as my final First Thursday assignment. Although many people may not consider this art, I in fact believe that it takes quite the creative mind to think up and put into action a design that serves as a fully functioning park to various people. This "sculpture" is indefinitely interactive with its subject and may include kinetic pieces. The most important aspect of a skate park is its ability to provide a flowing rhythm not only to the eye but those who are skating. When it comes to size the Newberg Skate Park is one of the larger scaled ones in the area. Particular ledges and objects are a result of unity and harmony, every detail is interactive and relies upon one another. Although to many this skate park would look only as a concrete jungle, but to those who can understand it and appreciate it, it is truly a work of art.
- Katie Clemens