Wastewater Treatment Plant Public Art
"The Cleaning Crew" and "Harmony"
Commissioned in 2011 by the Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission, this project was presented to artists nationwide, with artwork being designed to bring forward and support the important functions of the Wastewater Treatment Plant facility and highlight the City's natural environment and relationship with its precious resources.
The artwork entitled "The Cleaning Crew" by local artist Allen Dodge, consists of seven larger-than-life welded steel statues of microbes used in the purifying process by the Wastewater Treatment Plant. "Harmony," by local artist Dale Young, is a carved basalt column depicting the elements of sky, earth, and water, and the sense of imbalance between humans and our natural environment.
The Public Art Ordinance, adopted in June of 1999, established funding of public art that provides public visibility and impact.
The artwork was dedicated on July 17, 2012.
You can also view this Youtube video of Wastewater art for more information concerning these art pieces.
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