Grand River Fish Petroglyph

Kevin Sudeith's avatar Kevin Sudeith

Rock art has told the stories of people and places for tens of thousands of years. I have been making rock art for the past eleven years in communities across North America, creating enduring images that will mark this moment in time for years to come. Grand Rapids is my first installation in an urban setting. Here, I have brought in five boulders of local Michigan field stone, and carved them on site with the images of 20 species of fish found in the section of the Grand River along which they sit. Sturgeon that have swum these waters for millions of years coexist with salmon that were introduced in the 1960s. A lake trout, that can be only be found up to the 6th street dam, swims below the Northern pike. The stones belong here, and will remain in Grand Rapids.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 5 feet
  • Medium: Petroglyph
  • Width: 4 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 4 feet