Ring-necked Pheasant Pair

Douglas Rose
Bronze, 2010
Cottage Plaza

The piece was commissioned by Wilma Gnemi to honor her parents, Bill and Margaret. Her father worked for Idaho Fish and Game for 35 years and her parents raised thousands of pheasants on a Jerome game farm for release into the wild. They also experimented with plants, developing an extensive collection of irises and other plants that were donated to the Garden at the end of their lives. Wilma and her parents appreciated the beauty and peaceful-ness created at the garden. The sculpture was cast at the Metal Arts Foundry in Lehi, Utah from carved basswood models which took a year to prepare.