Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Three or More Tuesday -- Cutthroat trout

Hello Everyone. It is time for 'Three Or More' - Tuesday, the weekly event where we share items we have three or more of. This week I have a school of fish to share with you. Not just any fish either. These fish are Cutthroat Trout and I found them appearing to leap from the lake of stones they occupy near the convention center in downtown Santa Fe.

I could not find any information about these fish at the site where my photos were taken. A web search informed me that this group of twenty-seven cutthroat trout make up a sculpture called "Santa Fe Current" designed by Colette Hosner who was paid $100,000 dollars for her work.

Each fish is two feet high and three and a half feet long and weight 650 pounds. In a interview I read with the sculptor, describing her artwork, Ms. Hosner said her artwork was designed to encourage public interaction. The composition is meant to draw people from the sidewalk into the plaza, inviting visitors to wander among the fish, to intermingle with the stream. The fish are sturdy enough for adult to sit on them and children can slide down their backs.

I also learned that the Cutthroat Trout is the state fish of Mew Mexico and there is a campaign to have it added to the endangered species list because of threats to the cold water streams it calls home.

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  1. What a great piece of sculpture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. How interesting and what an unusual piece of sculpture. Very cool pictures.
    Sunny :)

  3. I would love to see that sculpture in person! Actually, I would love to see a REAL Cutthroat trout. Just a peek, then back into the river! *Ü*


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