PORTLAND, Ore. — Jay Jarvie wants to build a West Coast answer to the Statue of Liberty, but he estimates he needs at least $10 million first.
The Medford resident with a background in metal forging and architecture says he wants Oregon to become home to a 140-feet-tall statue to be called “Providence Lifts All.”
The statue, cast with the same metal as the famous 151-foot-tall beacon of freedom on New York’s Liberty Island, would serve as a reminder of authority, preparedness, protection, wisdom and responsibility.
She would serve as a sister to Lady Liberty, but not a replica. Wearing a long cloak that blows in the wind to reveal her lower legs and warrior’s garb, Providence would hold a gleaming sword in the air.