Sculptor Christopher Fennell created Canoe Wave, a wave form sculpture created by welding more than 50 canoes together. This work was created as a tribute to American explorers Lewis & Clark for the bicentennial of their expedition. The sculpture is 64 feet long and 24 feet high. The tribute extends out into a nearby pond. Canoes have been fashioned into two waterlily-shaped fountains.
Canoe Wave is made from at least 80 percent recycled materials. While some of the boats were donated, most had to be purchased from previous owners.
The piece was partly funded by a grant from the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial and the use of canoes is an intentional nod to the explorers, who traveled by canoe and met the Nez Perce tribe in Lewiston.