Public Art Catch the Wind

"Catch The Wind"
Artists: Donna Bain, Mason McCuddin, Patty Sgrecci
Location: Centennial Trail Trailhead at the Corner of Seltice Way & Northwest Blvd.

In February, 2009, the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission issued a Call to Artists for public art on a grassy location at the corner of 23rd Street and Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. No theme was suggested, allowing for open interpretation and creativity to make a lasting impression on residents and visitors.

Artists Donna Bain, Mason McCuddin, and Patty Sgrecci were one of 33 artists/artist teams who submitted qualifications for the public art. The “Catch the Wind” sculpture was one of three finalists selected by the Selection Committee, which consisted of seven (7) voting members, including arts professionals, artists, citizens, and a council member. Maquettes for the three finalists were displayed for public comments at City Hall, and at the Art on the Green festival on July 31st through August 2nd. The “Catch the Wind” sculpture was not selected for the 23rd Street and Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, but since it was so popular, it was later approved by the City Council for the Centennial Trail Trailhead location. The artwork was dedicated on July 26, 2010.

The design depicts a stylized sail boat motif painted in primary colors with contrasting kinetic flags at their tips. Cutouts in the sails indicate bird and wildlife from the region.