Canoe Wave | Lewiston, Idaho

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.

 It overlooks the northern pond bank, situated next to Interstate Bridge, floating nearby in the pond is a companion piece: two waterlily fountains, also made from canoes. It’s located at  103 Main Street, behind Art Beat in Lewiston, Idaho.

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About christy

I'm a deaf road travel photographer. I love creating visual eye candy, be it my digital artwork or photography. More often than not, it turns out to be a combination of both. All I need is a map, a camera, and seeking new adventures on wheels full time. Hailed from the Texas-born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, my photography was always my hobby, off and on, when time permitted. I had itched for a big change. I bought my first DSLR camera, I found myself falling back into photography again, and I've decided to pursue it full-time. I am specializing in landscapes however my interests are in the horizon into whatever catches my eye, I shoot.
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