Cedar statues being repaired after years in the rainy northwestern weather
After almost six years after the beautiful wood carved salmon appeared in the roundabout on Lundeen Parkway and 20th St. NE, they have been removed for a well-deserved break.
The salmon carvings were an original art piece made by local artist George David who was commissioned by the Lake Stevens Arts Commission as a project to help beautify the city with art.
After years of sitting in the rainy, northwestern weather the two five foot long salmon became worn and weathered so the city had them removed, their hope is that they will be repaired and returned in the months to come.
“They are out for service. We are going to redo the landscaping this summer so it may be awhile before they are back,” City of Lake Stevens Director of Public Works Mick Monken explained. “They are in rough shape.”
The carvings took David over three months to complete and are made of cedar that is hundreds of years old.
“The cedar used in that carvings is over 700 years old,” David told the Journal in 2007. “I had to get one of the logs from Bremerton but for the other log I had to go to Canada.”
It will be exciting to see if the salmon can be repaired.