Joan Truckenbrod : Parallel Lives, 2009
Parallel Lives is a Public Art Commission for the “Life of the River” project along the path on the Fox River in Green Bay Wisconsin in 2008. The jumping salmon express the relationship between the early Native American and the river which provided sustenance. These early settlers believed in a reciprocal relationship with fish in the river, as they would only fish the amount needed for their sustenance. In return the fish would provide this. This was a sustainable practice for maintaining the supply of fish.
The stainless steel supports are abstracted seaweed forms. The jumping fish are dichroic eco-resin in warm and cool color ways. Visual movement occurs as the colors shift with light changes during the day, and as viewers walk on the adjacent river walk.
Courtesy of Joan Truckenbrod. Featured in 'New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts'.
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