“From the River to the Sea”
Measuring 18 feet in length and 9 feet in height, this mural and natural fountain depicts the life which abounds on the beautiful Oregon coast. Catch basins are strategically placed to direct rainwater over the colorful Chinook salmon sculptures swimming upstream to spawn. At the West end of the mural are an abundance of sea creatures, including starfish, crabs, shells and seaweed. A Great Blue Heron watches over the fresh water river emptying into the Pacific Ocean.
The Coastal Arts and Business Alliance, a collaboration of business leaders, regional arts groups, and community boosters, called upon Susan Springer and her staff of artisans at Illahe Tileworks to celebrate the concept of water and the coastal environment.