Richard Swanson: Public Art

Rogue Valley Revelry
2008, powder coated aluminum
Medford Education Facility, Medford, Oregon
Oregon Arts Council, Percent for Art commission
38' high x 50' (approx.)
budget: $40,000

Rogue Valley Revelry references the geography, history and culture--ancient and modern--of Oregon’s Rogue Valley in the form of an abstract composition of symbols that swirl inside and outside of the three story entrance of the Medford Educational Facility. Most of the 30 symbols were created by the artist, while others were inspired by alchemy symbols, petroglyphs and other sources, ancient and modern. All have been manipulated in form to create an abstract, free flowing composition that celebrates the unique heritage of this area.

Public art of Richard Swanson: Rogue Valley Revelry
Public art by sculptor Richard Swanson: Rogue Valley Revelry
Public art by sculptor Richard Swanson: Rogue Valley Revelry
Public art by sculptor Richard Swanson: Rogue Valley Revelry