About the Artist:
Jerry Werner attended Oregon School of Arts & Crafts in Portland, Or, South Australia School of Art in Adelaide, So Australia, Portland Community College in Portland, Or and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Jerry and his family reside in Central Oregon.
About the Art:
Thoughts of Flight by local artist, Jerry Werner was installed in August 2012 at the Eastern Y Gateway. Thoughts of Flight depicts Redmond's industrial heritage, Redmond Airport and the moderne architectural movement. Artist inspiration.
Thoughts of Flight is a 30' tall aluminum sculpture that sits behind the Welcome to Redmond sign at the Eastern Y Gateway. The wind cups provide a kinetic element that will spin with the wind. The double helix design of our DNA is the bases for the wind cups. The cups are inscribed with 14 word pairs of opposing life seasons. The inspiration for the word pairs comes from a popular song in 1960's, Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrd's. There is a time for every season.
Jerry wanted to create a piece about flight, "the airport in Redmond is a vital part of Central Oregon's history" and he wanted to show our thoughts as inspiration for flight. The piece brings together flight, Jerry's love of vehicle hood emblems and his love of Roy Liechtenstein's art work.
Find More Art:
Here is a map of the public art on display throughout the City of Redmond.