Sails Away

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Marble/Steel

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About This Installation

Olsen works in the media of marble (his first love), painting, stainless steel, wood, onyx, granite, and cast bronze to create pieces that vary widely in scale. Much of his work, however, is influenced by nature, particularly within the Midwest landscape. This link is derived from his childhood years spent growing up in Illinois and continues to this day. Olsen says he is enchanted by organic shapes and expresses this interest within his work. Pulling forms from nature, such as flower petals, stems, and blossoms, he simplifies and replicates their physical attributes within stone to make beautifully flowing abstract creations.

Find On The Trail

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River Front Pathway East
This cement pad is tucked into a lovely park next to the River Trail just north of the Shiawassee St. Bridge. It is located across from the river bank that is adjacent to Adado Riverfront Park, which is a popular festival park.
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About the Artist

Fritz

Olsen

Sawyer
, MI

Fritz Olsen Traded his studio on Goose Island in Chicago for the rural countryside of Sawyer, Michigan. He works in a beautifully restored 1930s Azalea nursery just off the shores of Lake Michigan.  American artist Fritz Olsen, a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, is a nationally recognized sculptor who began his artistic journey on industrial Goose Island in 1985. It was here that he began creating original sculptures for both public and private installations. In over 40 years of artistic practice, resorts, hospitals, universities, and courthouses across the country have commissioned him for works of art.

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