Public Sculpture in Grand Rapids

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Grand River Fish Petroglyphs



Artist: Kevin Sudeith
Medium: Granite
Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl St NW Grand Rapids, MI. The petroglyphs are along the river bank walk just south of the Pearl Street bridge.
Notes: This work was created for ArtPrize in 2014. In his statement for the work, Kevin Sudeith noted that rock art can tell the story of a place over the longest possible time. He placed large rocks on the west bank of the Grand River near the Pearl Street Bridge and carved images of the fish that navigate the river in order to tell some of the story of Grand Rapids. The artist noted that the fish found in the river today are different from those before the introduction of brook trout in 1884.

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