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“Boomer,” the red-nosed moose expected to arrive on Franklin Ave and 4th Ave, downtown Olympia.
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“Boomer,” the red-nosed moose expected to arrive on Franklin Ave and 4th Ave, downtown Olympia.

Created by Scrapper Pat

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and 4th Avenue, in the Diamond Parking lot in front of the Mount Rainier mural, “Boomer” will join the downtown Olympia landscape as a temporary public art installation. 

Boomer is an 8’ tall moose made entirely of discarded scrap metal and parts. Originally constructed as a playful project and general source of amusement for artist Scrapper Pat, Boomer gained attention and soon became the focus of a public art installation project to help draw people to the area as they are engaging downtown Olympia this holiday season. 

“Scrapper Pat” is a local Native metal artist with generational ties to scrap metal and metal recycling work. Owner of Midway Recycling in Tumwater, Scrapper Pat, whose native name is Warrior Chief Walks With Heart, came to begin creating his metal works of art after a spiritual journey that developed his personal mission of “Bring the industry to the People.”

This new public art installation will be in place through January 7, 2022, so be sure to stop by and snap a pic of Boomer, the red-nosed moose, while in Olympia, downtown for the holidays. 

This project has been generously supported by the City of Olympia.

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