Among the Aspens

Among the


The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, in partnership with CODAworx, commissioned Oneida Nation artist and Turtle Clan member Mark Fischer to create a public art installation for the public plaza at the Foundation in downtown Green Bay. Mark, a nationally renowned and award-winning sculptor, shares his mother’s Native American culture, stories, and love of nature through art.

“Aspens are Community”

Mark’s work Among the Aspens includes three bronze and copper aspen tree interpretations ranging from 12 to 16 feet tall. They serve as a striking focal point for the Foundation’s public plaza. In celebration of our diverse, interconnected, and collaborative community, Mark incorporated interlocking branches representing generations of individuals supportive hands. In addition, each trunk will be adorned with raised bronze symbols representing the past, present, and future of our community.

Sculpture Materials

Each tree begins with hand cutting the raised copper designs and symbols that are welded onto the tree trunks, using oxy/acetylene and hard silver. These raised pieces will be polished to create a smooth mirror surface when touched. The branches will be cut from 3 to 4 inch copper pipe and welded onto the 4 inch tree trunks. Tops of the tree branches will have the familiar heart-shaped aspen leaves welded on and highlighted with a verdigris patina.

Meet Mark Fischer

To learn more about Mark Fischer and his work, visit turtleclanart.com