The City will host an opening for the new sculptures on Friday July 20 at the Harbor House on Percival Landing from 5 to 7PM. Come on down and meet the artists.
Last summer, following a month-long popular vote by visitors to the park, the city purchased Dan Klennert’s “King Salmon,” and has moved it to a new location at West Bay Park. You can see more of Dan’s work [by clicking here] or by driving out to his remarkable sculpture garden just west of Ashford on State Route 706, the road to Mt. Rainier National Park. The other dozen sculptures from 2011 have been removed, and returned to the artists. This year the voting begins the day after the opening.
Ring Dance #1/ INCEPTION is currently displayed among the blueberries at my home and studio, The Refuge, and is available for purchase.
Ring Dance #3/ DUET is underway. Looks like it will be a dyad—two independent structures designed to be placed in relationship to one another. The piece is currently in that adolescent stage that resists photographs. I have no doubt that it will rise to graceful maturity over the next month or so.