Credit: Photographs courtesy of Chris Arend Photography
Wilderness, Wild Lands and People: A Partnership for the Public
Concrete, height varies 4 to 8 ft, 2006
To the right of museum entrance
These four sculptures address Anchorage residents’ close co-habitation with wildlife. The moose, bear, fox and goose represented by the sculptures all live in, or migrate through, Anchorage. Although at first glance the sculptures appear whimsical, Dowdy is using the metaphor of transformation to discuss man’s relationship to subsistence, development and the environment.
Rachelle Dowdy is a life-long Alaskan who was born in Fairbanks. She has received several large-scale public artwork commissions including From Here to There and There to Here at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. She had a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum in 2010. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.