City of Rio Dell press release:
Humboldt County artist Dan McCauley installed his third sculpture in the City of Rio Dell on June 4, 2018 as part of a collaborative plan to display art along Wildwood Avenue.
McCauley worked with and received support from the City of Rio Dell, Chamber of Commerce and Eagle Prairie Arts District to realize his vision. A special thanks goes to Mr. Jim Brickley for his assistance.
The sculpture depicts a Bull Elk rubbing its antlers against a tree. The sculpture is articulated and moves with the wind. McCauley’s first display of a Great Horned Owl was installed in October of 2017 and a metal Mountain Lion followed in January of this year. Currently McCauley is putting the final touches on a Grizzly Bear sculpture that will occupy the final pedestal.
The art program was made possible by generous donations from Pacific Gas & Electric, The Headwaters Fund, McLean Foundation and local Rio Dell business Root 101 Nursery. Because of this tremendous financial support, no city funds were needed to support the program.
Four sculptures will be displayed over a five year period and will be replaced over time as interested buyers purchase the artwork from Mr. McCauley. More of McCauley’s work can be seen at danscustommetals.com.