Twilight Reverence


What it is: “Twilight Reverence”

Who made it: Jim DeMetro

Where it is: At Inland Shores, north of Lockhaven Drive on River Road [MAP: 1]

What is it: A Native American elder.

““That is part of a family of Native American pieces I have done…. It’s more of a piece to represent the family of Native Americans who have lived along the Columbia River and the basin here. … I did a mother and daughter, a mother bathing her daughter’s hair. It’s a water piece. I’ve done another one with a father and son fishing. That’s also a piece that has fire associated with it … Twilight Reverence is the grandfather, the leader of the tribe.”

Fun fact: The statue’s torch is equipped for fire via natural gas or propane.

Summer Breeze


What it is: “Summer Breeze”

Who made it: Jim DeMetro

Where it is: In front of Figaro’s Pizza at the Creekside Shopping Center. [MAP: 2]

What is it? The statue of a little girl stands about 50 inches tall.

“Actually it was a commissioned piece I did for a woman in Portland. She lost her daughter at seven years old to cancer and so she wanted to have a memory of her. She had this beautiful garden and a little pond in her backyard. So she wanted a sculpture to remind her of her daughter. We came up with this particular image, and made it for her but I said I’d like the opportunity to make more than one because that’s typically what I do.”

Fun fact: There’s also a version of it in a park in Kirkland, Wash.

Sentry


What it is: “Sentry”

Who made it: Bruce Fontaine

Where it is: On River Road in front of Sonic Drive-In [MAP: 3]

What is it: A soldier made of metal

“The pieces I had found for it, you pick everything up, look at it and think, ‘This could make a helmet.’ What could I put on the helmet? … I ended up taking a trip to both the scrapyard and a local fence supply place, and I was able to use some facilities to weld everything together. I’ve gotten into the habit of looking for pieces of metal now that have interesting qualities about them, thinking of what my next sculpture will be.”

Fun fact: While it was displayed in his driveways, passersby were known to stop and take pictures with their cell phones.