"Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies" - Vantage, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 46° 57.900 W 119° 57.805
11T E 274563 N 5205537
Quick Description: Hundreds of drivers traveling on busy I-90, near the Vantage Bridge over the Columbia River, have seen the rusted steel, life-size sculpture of 15 wild horses (1989) on a ridge above the Columbia River.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2008 1:19:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM4E64
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 98

Long Description:


According to an article in "The Oregonian" by Terry Richard, hundreds of drivers traveling on busy I-90, near the Vantage Bridge over the Columbia River, have seen the rusted steel, life-size sculpture of 15 wild horses (1989) on a ridge above the Columbia River. The 200-foot line of life-size charging horses captures a mystical spirit from a time when real wild horses roamed the steppes. However few realize the horses are only half the sculpture planned by the artist, 57-year-old David Govedare of Chewelah, Washington. Govedare had plans from his conception of the sculpture to add a "great basket" to illustrate his vision of Grandfather (the Great Spirit) spilling wild ponies out of the basket as a gift to the planet.

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: "Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies"

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: David Govedare

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1989

Materials used: Steel

Location: Along Interstate 80

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