Attilt, Sundra and Garden Gate

Attilt, Sundra and Garden Gate

Atilt, Sundra and Garden Gate were made by Mel Katz in 2002. The three pieces in this installation are in the iconic Katz style or, in other words, intentionally do not address the question, “What does it mean?” Katz invites viewers to invent their own stories of his pieces, which … Continue reading

Lodestar

Lodestar

Lodestar was made by Roger Berry in 2009. The visual trick in this silicon bronze Mobius may have you heading through the roundabout more than once. Created by Roger Berry, the shape-shifting Lodestar is a collboration between William Smith Properties and Art in Public Places, and is often viewed as … Continue reading

Bueno Homage to the Buckaroo

Bueno Homage to the Buckaroo

Bueno Homage to the Buckaroo was made by Danae Bennett-Miller in 2005. The name of this sculpture comes from the artist’s husband who was a buckaroo (from the Spanish word vaquero) with a horse named Bueno. A resident of nearby Tumalo, she says she “gets her inspiration from the ranch … Continue reading

Centennial Logger

Centennial Logger

Centennial Logger was made by Jerry Werner in 2004. Along with Centennial Planter, Centennial Logger was created by long-time Central Oregon artist Jerry Werner to commemorate the City of Bend’s 100th anniversary. The Bronze logger looks as if he might be gazing at Farewell Bend Park and remembering a time … Continue reading

Grizzly

Grizzly

Grizzly was made by Sherry Sander in 2001. Montana-based artist Sander specializes in sculpting animals on her 300-acre ranch. Grizzly is a massive bronze and its location close to Bend High School has lead it to be calld the “Lava Bear” in honor of Bend High’s mythical mascot. Locals have … Continue reading

Centennial Planter

Centennial Planter

Centennial Planter was made by Jerry Werner in 2004. Centennial Planter is installed close to an old log deck along the Deschutes as a tribute to the region’s deep roots in the logging industry. Combined with Centennial Logger, Bend-based artist Jerry Werner created the two pieces to represent the cycle … Continue reading

Evolution

Evolution

Evolution was made by Troy Pillow in 2008. Self-taught artist Troy Pillow creates kinetic sculpture and chooses steel as his medium because of its “permanency, reliability, organic nature, and sustainability.” Look closely and you’ll see some pieces move in the wind. He says, “Relying on wind and light as energy … Continue reading

Sound Garden

Sound Garden

Sound Garden was made by Lee Kelly in 2010. Award-winning Portland artist Lee Kelly leveraged his 50+ yeards of sculpting experience to create Sound Garden, a stainless steel representation of organic musical notes rising above native plants and trees. Kelly, who works out of a converted dairy barn in Oregon … Continue reading

Might of the Work Force

Might of the Work Force

Might of the Work Force was made by Devin Field in 2005. Reconstructed in 2007 after a driver treated the roundabout as a straightabout, this piece highlights the role of draft horses in Bend’s early timber history. Many of Field’s pieces explore the evolution of the “complex relationship between the … Continue reading