TRIBUTARY

The sculpture’s name, Tributary, pays tribute to Sacramento State students, faculty, and staff while referencing the Sacramento River watershed, which is critical to the regional ecosystem.

Three ascending leaf-like forms – which draw inspiration from the California bay laurel tree –represent growth and maturation while honoring the Native Americans who first inhabited the land onwhich Sac State is located. Artist and alum Tam Halenske helped create a light show that, at night, illuminates the sculpture from within and elicits the rhythm of breath.

student fabricators 2020-2023

read about the team of artists who worked on tributary:

they simultaneously created a 4-foot model and 15-foot molds, students learned skills such as welding, metalworking, fiberglass forming, and mold making.”

Contact

embersforge@outlook.com

Address

E Street Gallery 1115 E Street

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