Something fishy’s goin’ down at Mackenzie and Third…
By David F. Rooney
Artist and blacksmith Kevin Kratz brought a couple of helpers and a whack of the fantastic looking kokanees and sturgeon he and James Kartheim created for installation in the planters at Mackenzie and Third. The sculptures will be formally unveiled on July 1.
The metal fish are the result of the City’s decision to acquire and install new pieces of public art. The fish, designed and made of steel by Kratz and his colleague James Kartheim are — and there’s no other word to describe them — gorgeous.
Of course, that’s my opinion. Here are a few photos of them being installed to bolster my claim: