The Sawyer

Submitted by Gareth Andrews

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Client: Lakes Beautification Committee

Location: Virginia, MN, United States

Completion date: 1998

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

Artist

Gareth Andrews

Gareth Andrews Fine Art

Artist

Byron Kesanen

Overview

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

Goals

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

Process

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.