Cattails are nature’s regenerators. They colonize disturbed wetlands, extracting pollutants and helping ecosystems return to a state of health. In another sense, sculptor Doyle Svenby gives new life to discarded industrial materials, which he salvages from scrapyards and repurposes into works of art. Thus it seems fitting that Svenby donated his found-steel sculpture of cattails to grace the new Breckenridge Arts District, a campus of historic buildings repurposed into studios and galleries as a part of the town’s recent arts renaissance. 

Donated by Doyle Svenby