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Post Office from the series Wild Life, 2010

Tom Otterness
(American, born 1952)

Location: City of Connell, Connell

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Tom Otterness' series "Wild Life"—six bronze sculptural groups—invites passersby to join its figures at tables and benches along rural Connell, Washington's (population just over 5,000) main streets. "Post Office" depicts a coyote that has ordered a mouse in the mail, a quail and her kids opening a letter full of seeds, a small woman sending a letter full of kids, a hopeful frog prince sending a letter to a princess, and a little man sending a letter to his mom.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections and City of Connell.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tom Otterness is a Brooklyn-based sculptor known for his stylized depiction of animal and imagined figures, composed into visually compelling narratives. His works are installed in public spaces around the world and are featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum, among many others.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Medium

Bronze, cast concrete, and stainless steel

Dimensions

49 in x 75 in x 25 in (appox.)

ID Number

WSAC2007.052.00B

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

New York, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

City of Connell

Artwork Location

City of Connell
E. Franklin Street and S. Columbia Avenue, Sidewalk adjacent to Post Office parking lot

WA County

Franklin

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Other

Address

PO Box 1200
Connell, WA 99326-1200

Geo. Coordinates

46.660318 | -118.860798

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