Artwork copyright Rod Kagan. Original installation. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Totem #1, 1981
(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
Idaho-based artist Rod Kagan (1940-2010) 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.
|Dimensions||8 ft x 1 ft x 9 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Idaho, United States|
|Agency||Department of Corrections|
|Artwork Location||Washington Corrections Center|
Outside of B-building breezeway
|Site Type||State Agency|
|Address||2321 W Dayton Airport Rd.|
Shelton, WA 98584
|Geo. Coordinates||47.242881, -123.191234|
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