The Upper Willapa Valley: Forest, River, Farm, 2010
(American, born 1972)
Location: Willapa Valley Middle & High School, Menlo
- ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Artist David Franklin carved this series of three relief panels, designed to represent the key aspects of life in the upper Willapa Valley. Steam Power (left) features part of a steam donkey, located on Highway 101. The River (center) represents the Willapa River with Cattails and Salmon. The Dairy (right) features a tractor.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Willapa Valley School District.
- ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Franklin's sculptures are influenced by Northwest Coastal Native American traditions. He apprenticed for Master Carver Duane Pasco for ten years. Born in Denver, Colorado, Franklin moved to the Northwest in 1992. He lives and works in Indianola, on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington.
- Material Category
Sculpture - wood
Horizontal panels 2 ft 9 in x 5 ft 5 in each; Vertical panel 5 ft 5 in x 2 ft 9 in
- ID Number
- Acquisition Method
Site responsive commission
- Artist Location
Washington, United States
Willapa Valley School District
- Artwork Location
Willapa Valley Middle & High School
Main student entry - hallway across from office
- WA County
- Site Type
22 Viking Way
Menlo, WA 98561
- Geo. Coordinates
46.624325 | -123.651254
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