The Sawyer - CODAworx

The Sawyer

Submitted by Gareth Andrews

Client: Lakes Beautification Committee

Location: Virginia, MN, United States

Completion date: 1998

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team


Gareth Andrews

Gareth Andrews Fine Art


Byron Kesanen


Fabricated Steel, 14'H x 14'W x 7'D, 4 tons of steel


Memorial to saw milling industry that was historically active on the site where the sculpture now sits.


Artist Gareth designed the piece. Fabricated by Byron Kesanen, artist and welder, and Gareth Andrews. Transported to site by Kirscher Transport.

Additional Information

The materials were donated by U.S. Steel and others. Praxair and Airgas donated welding supplies. Materials not included in the cost.