Toledo metal artisan Sam Briseno has launched the funding phase of a public art project he’s titled “Spawning Public Art In Toledo, Oregon.” Briseno’s streetscape sculpture will depict the annual native salmon spawning-run upriver. The total streetscape will measure 120-feet in length and will be constructed in ten-foot sections. Each undulating sculpture section, measuring 3-feet to 8-feet in height, will depict the river itself, as well as several individual salmon and river-run rocks, following the annual spawning migration as the salmon travel urgently upstream. The entire streetscape sculpture will be galvanized to insure longevity.
Briseno has chosen “GoFundMe,” as the funding website to manage this public art sculpture project. Contributors may go to “www.GoFundMe.com/545nd4” to see a video description of the piece itself, as well as various sculpture premiums that Briseno is offering for certain contribution levels.
Briseno’s plan is to work on this project this winter and look forward to completion and installation in the summer of 2014.
For further information, contact Deanne Dunlap, Gallery Briseno manager, at 541/336-1315.