I don’t know anything about this art on the cliff or what to call it, I went with “cliffside bird-man” for now until I can learn more. It is huge and on a cliff overlooking Highway 89 just east of Gunnison, Utah.
It is commissioned art by William Littig and Paul Heath for Utah’s 1996 Centennial Celebration.
Depicted on the northeast side from left to right:
Depicted on the southwest side from left to right:
May We Have Peace
This Bronze Sculpture is one of the most important works created by the 20th Century master Allan Houser who taught at the Intermountain Intertribal School in Brigham City, Utah from 1951-1962. It was among the 19 monumental works by the artist loaned from his estate to the Cultural Olympiad during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It’s Permanent acquisition for the citizens of Salt Lake City was made possible by the Salt Lake Foundation with efforts spearheaded by Karen Edson and Sharon Newton. “May We Have Peace” serves as a legacy of the Olympic harmony. Other castings of this edition are included in major museum and corporate collections across the United States, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Statue of Massassoit (Massasoit)
Historic Indian Chief of Massachusetts
Friend of the pilgrim fathers.
Sculptured by Cyrus E. Dallin, famous Utah sculptor.
Plaster cast presented to the State of Utah by Mr. Dallin and accepted by the State of Utah on the 20th day of March, 1922.
Cast into bronze and presented to the State of Utah in the year of 1959 by the Nicholas G. Morgan, Sr. Foundation under the direction of the Hon. Lamont F. Toronto. Secretary of State of Utah.
This is located outside to the east of the Utah State Capitol Building.
See this page for the links to other locations this statue, its original and replicas are located.
In the hills above Mesquite, Pete Karns has carved a miniature Mount Rushmore into the sandstone along the roadside.
He has 17 carvings so far along the road there so keep an eye out for the others while you’re there.
To visit, you can use these GPS coordinates:
N 36.80698 W 114.13423
or click here for a map link.