Dawn's Gate III
Height: 36 in
Width: 30 in
Large-scale bronze sculpture with four free-standing panels and semi-circle at top.
Russell Thayer is one of Saginaw's best known and respected artists and art educators. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art, he recently ended his thirty-year tenure of teaching art and art history at Delta College. His own work is wide-ranging in media and style, yet consistent in its craftsmanship and grace. Some of his artistic influences are architecture, Asian art, and Medievalism. Thayer is excellent at meshing elements from diverse cultures to create harmonious compositions, whether in drawing, painting, or sculpture.