Featured Artist: Clark Mundy
Medium: Copper and Wood
“The Welcome Crab” is a hand-hammered sculpture by Port Angeles copper artist Clark Mundy. Inspired by a local Klallam story about giving thanks, this artwork seeks to extend a warm welcome to all, much as our Klallam tribes do as they raise their hands in thanks and gratitude.
Copper sculptor and woodworker Clark Mundy is well known for his public marine life creations in and around Port Angeles. Check out his 20’ copper and stainless-steel sculptural sign entitled “Lucy and the Welcome Crab,” which lives above the entrance to the Feiro Marine Life Center on the Port Angeles City Pier. Inside Feiro you can also find his mixed-media story pole & bench, a tribute to marine-lab founders Art Feiro and Will Wirt.
Clark’s work is dedicated to the return of our wild salmon. The triumphant upstream journey of 22 salmon on the Landing Mall’s spiral staircase, a 10 foot copper fountain in the great hall of the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, and a collaborative mixed-media piece in the Clallam County Courthouse are all within a few blocks of the Festival.
Be sure to visit Clark’s festival booth #40B to find out more, and to see him demonstrating his craft. You can also find him on the web at www.coppersalmon.com, or write to him at email@example.com