History of Industry Sculpture Series (2018) Fisheries, Hunting, and Farming

This diverse school of fish made of various metals represents the importance of fishing, hunting, and living off the land through the bounty of nature. Both ancient and modern people have used various natural resources to sustain life with nourishment and to enhance ways of life with trade, recreation, and sport. While farming and hunting are equally pivotal to the sustainability of populations and economy throughout the region over time, the importance of sustaining healthy eco-systems and a pristine Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is best represented by this school of fish (Trout, Bluegill, Perch, and Crappie) from the fresh waters of the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron.

Sculpture height 4′ – width 3′

Stone height 6.5′ – width 6′ – weight approx. 7-8 tons

Directional South

Artist – Ann Gildner of Iron One Studio, Onaway, MI

Medium/Material – Collage of Indigenous fish; Steel, stainless steel, copper, brass

Information provided by Thunder Bay Art Council & Gallery, Tim Kuehnlein

Photo courtesy of the Thunder Bay Art Council & Gallery

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