Estacada Bicycle Plaza
Life Cycle Sculptural Racks
Marino & Heidel
                                                         
Parking for 9 + bikes                                
Sculptural Presence
8'H x 6'W x 24' D            
Direct Metal Sculptural Bike Racks,
powder coated, vitreous enamels
                               
Narrative                       
The installation is of site specific
sculptural bike racks depicting flora and
fauna native to Estacada and that honors
the natural history of the area including
the Clackamas River. Angelina Marino-
Heidel and Joel Heidel's postmodern
industrial deco style acknowledges the
town of Estacada’s implicit connection to
the Clackamas River in a multitude of
ways.  
Founded in 1905 as a workers camp built
to facilitate the construction of the
Cazadero Dam that would provide
electricity, Estacada is also a gateway to
the natural wonders of the PNW. The
sculpture equally addresses the
community’s commitment to sustainable
lifestyles locally and as part of the world
community.       
                                   

                                       
The work "Life Cycles"
combines the visuals of Salmon
coming back upstream to spawn,
the sprouting of fiddlehead ferns and a "bicycle wheel" movement
to indicate the sculpture's function. Artistic direction incorporates
abstract lyrical movements with figurative references, a bold color
concept and transparency of fabrication (exposed nuts and bolts).