"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
— Abraham Lincoln
The above piece, "Angkula Seo Suspender Bridge", will soon be going to The Alexander Gallery in Nevada City. The print area is 16"x16" and the frame is 26"x26". The frame is natural maple wood and archival materials were used throughout. The archival pigment print was printed with UltraChrome HD pigment inks on Canson Baryta Photographique paper. This combination results in prints rated at over 200 years longevity. The framed piece will be available for purchase at the gallery within the next couple of weeks. Contact Franceska at 530.265.4682 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
About the Bridge
From Seattle Bridge Builders:
"The Sierra Fund has spent years driving construction of a memorial trail along Deer Creek in Nevada City, California. The Immigrant Tribute Trail is an homage to the native Nisenan people of the region and the waves of immigrants who have made the area home since the 1800s; Seattle Bridge was pleased to be approached about installing a bridge to close a loop across Deer Creek.
"The Angkula Seo Suspender Bridge project presented a perfect marriage of people, site, and bridge design. The Sierra Fund’s Izzy Martin and her team were dogged in her pursuit of this ‘missing link’, and excellent collaborators. Keith Monohan, a longtime bridge builder and former principal with Sahale LLC, spearheaded the project locally, helping Martin Walz and Austin Thompson to locate and survey the bridge site. Together, this project team found a location spanning a spectacular section of Deer Creek, and, as it happened, the distance was ideal for a novel bridge design that had been exciting Senior Engineer Albert Highberger for years. Mr. Highberger had been honing plans and refining analyses for a novel bridge design, a tensioned “suspender” bridge reliant on an array of tensioned mainline cables, since at least 2009. It was a bridge design searching for a location; at the Angkula Seo site, we found our location." More...
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