Spawning Public Art in Toledo, OR

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This streetscape installation will anchor the entryway to Toledo's downtown district along Bus. Hwy. 20 at Main Street. The salmon, a native totem animal of the Pacific Northwest, are depicted returning to their upstream birth waters to spawn. As in the nearby Yaquina, Siletz and Big Elk Rivers, the salmon leap over river-run rock; this sculpture pays homage to their annual tenacious migration.
The undulating form of this streetscape sculpture will suggest the fluidity of the river; at one point Briseno will pull out an "eddy" that will serve as a sidewalk-adjacent bench. River-run rocks will be
captured in steel; the entire sculpture will be galvanized for durability against the Pacific Northwest winter weather for decades to come.

The entire project will be crafted in 10' sections and thus is scalable according to our crowd-funding response. Full-funding will create a 120' public art presence; expected completion and installation would be late summer of 2014.

Thank you to the Small Business Development Center at Oregon Coast Community College for providing inspiration and education for crowd-sourced funding. And thank you, as well, for your support and appreciation of public art!

Please scroll down for pictures of some of the Rewards.

Where There's Smoke - Reward for $500.00 donation

Contemporary Table - $3000.00 Reward

Calla Lily Fireplace Tools - $1,000. Reward

Iron Age - $750. Reward

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Deanne Dunlap 
Toledo, OR
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