Meet the Artists
Artist: Nathan Johansen, Provo, UT
Has worked in the Art Casting field for over 20 years, coordinating fine art casting at Metal Arts Foundry in Lehi, Ut.
“Emerging Knap Pod”
Artist Statement: This sculpture combines the artist’s Lithic Art exploration with his interest in the natural world by depicting the wonder of an emerging pod, exposing seeds inside and their promise of future plant generations. It incorporates unique, one-of-a-kind bronze castings of tree bark which showcase the emerging pod.
Title: Fly Snag
Map: #20 , 2020-21 Tour
Materials: Bronze & Steel 76”H x 40”W x 36”D
Artist Statement: “A fishing lure stuck in a tree? Every fisherman knows the challenge of avoiding a snag. It seems to go with what fishing is all about, especially fly fishing. If you want to try your luck at angling, plan on spending some time and effort with your use and line tangled up somewhere other than a fish’s mouth. I wonder how many lures, spinners, flies, hooks, etc. are snagged in a tree or
bush somewhere. Fish on!”
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