Totem #1, 1981

Rod Kagan
(American, born 1940, died 2010)

Location: Washington Corrections Center, Shelton

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Totem #1 is part of late artist Rod Kagan's series of tall geometric sculptures. He hand-built the sculpture in his studio, North Fork Ironworks, located in Ketchum, Idaho. He first welded the copper together then ground the welded seams smooth. He then applied a patina to color the surface of the sculpture.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Late Idaho-based artist Rod Kagan created abstract geometric sculptures. He designed many of his sculptures as monumental columns and totems. Born in New Jersey, he moved to Idaho in 1975, where he established his studio, North Fork Ironworks in Ketchum.
He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant in 1984. He was honored with the Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1990.

ARTWORK DETAILS
MediumCopper
Dimensions8 ft x 1 ft x 9 in
ID NumberWSAC1983.140.001
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationIdaho, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Corrections
Artwork LocationWashington Corrections Center
Outside of B-building breezeway
WA CountyMason
PlacementExterior
Site TypeState Agency
Address2321 W Dayton Airport Rd.
Shelton, WA 98584
Geo. Coordinates47.242881 | -123.191234
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