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Opening Day, 2010

Tom Otterness
(American, born 1952)

Location: City of Connell, Connell

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Tom Otterness' "Wild Life" series consists of six bronze sculptural groups spread around the small, rural town of Connell (population just over 5,000), in Central Washington. The whimsical sculptures invite passersby to join the animals and tiny people at tables and benches along the town's main streets. Opening Day depicts two hunters (a large fox and a small man) and a quail having a friendly coffee before opening day starts. A place is set at the table for visitors.

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 (MOMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum, among many others.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Bronze, cast concrete, and stainless steel

Dimensions

38 in x 66 in x 66 in (approx.)

ID Number

WSAC2007.052.00F

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

New York, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

City of Connell

Artwork Location

City of Connell
South Columbia Avenue, between Fir and Gum streets, in front of the M&M Motel (at 730 S. Columbia Ave.)

WA County

Franklin

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Other


Connell, WA 99326

Geo. Coordinates

46.653358 | -118.861207

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