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July 8th Unveiling

July 8th, Bronze Sculptor Douglas Granum will unveil a bronze sculpture created for the Gig Harbor Museum, “The Big Catch” is based on a Asahel Curtis Photographer, well known early Northwest Photographer, brother of Edward Curtis. 

The gallery features the sculptors work including a “Big Catch Bronze Sculptor” an edition of 7. 22H x 10W x 6.5 D.

A Cannery worker with a King Salmon.

Douglas Granum says “The Big Catch Sculpture will be presented to the Museum in Gig Harbor as a symbol honoring the legacy, past and present, of all Salmon Fisherman.”

Original Photograph by Aschel Curtis.  Bronze, 22"H base 9.5 W x 6.5 D © Douglas Granum

Original Photograph by Aschel Curtis. Bronze, 22″H base 9.5 W x 6.5 D © Douglas Granum

“The Big Catch” is a symbol o the inherent values expressed in the culture of Gig Harbor. It is too easy to forget our culture without Public Art.

Even though the technologies and ways of living change over the years, the values are foundational. Our children, neighbors and visitors will now be able to catch a glimpse of Gig Harbors lifestyle, its community values, its history, and its key economic industries-of who we are-through a moment in the day of a working man portrayed by the “Big Catch”.

The artist, working in clay, and the final piece. © Douglas Granum

The artist, working in clay, and the final piece. © Douglas Granum

Douglas Granum works in sculpture with stone, steel & bronze.  He created the bronze sculpture for the Gig Harbor History Museum called “The Big Catch”, based on a 1909 photograph of a cannery worker with a King Salmon taken by Asahel Curtis.  For the 7th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival  he is creating a sterling silver canoe cast  from  an earlier carved wooden canoe utilizing scanning technology working with  by Rob Arps who has also worked with Georgia Gerber on sculpture projects . Rob Arps will be here as part of the festival to talk about this new technology. 

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