Cut Throat Trout

Submitted by MGA Sculpture Studio, LLC

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Client: RED Development, LLC

Location: Reno, NV, United States

Completion date: 2009

Artwork budget: $160,000

Project Team

Artist

Mark Aeling

MGA Sculpture Studio

Client

RED Development

RED Development

Designer

Jane Designs

Jane Designs

Overview

Sculpture commissioned for the East entrance of Legends Plaza in Nevada. MATERIALS: Stainless Steel, LED Lighting. DIMENSIONS: 12’ H x 18' W x 6‘ D

Goals

A school of 575 Cast Stainless Fish leap together to form the State Fish of Nevada, a 12'L x 18'H x 6'D Lahonten Cut Throat Trout. Set at the last of a series of five fountains, each with 20 individual fish arranged to appear as if swimming upstream, this site announces arrival at Legends Nevada's East entrance, giving visitors a sense of place. The outdoor shopping plaza features a large collection of commissioned artwork informing and educating visitors with works reflecting Nevada entertainment, history and culture.

Process

Technical design for a sculpture of this size typically starts at what most viewers would consider the end – transportation of the finished sculpture to its installed location. Because of its size and the intricacies of its construction, Cut Throat Trout presented a potential challenge at transport. MGA worked with an aeronautical engineer to design a special frame for the sculpture with both a display and a transport position, resulting in a trouble-free arrival and install at its permanent location.