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Dependent Arising: Owl & Lemming

City of Lake Oswego, 2nd and A St.

This bronze sculpture honors the interdependence of all beings. Lemming is scaled larger to show its equal position to owl in the ecosystem.  Dependent Arising: Owl & Lemming speaks to the interrelationship and equal importance regardless of assumed power differentials, that all beings inhabit in the give and take of survival. In this worldview, there is no independent existence, only interconnection.


Presence Water Shedding

Errol Heights Park, Portland Oregon

Collaboration: Terresa White and Mike Suri
Materials: Bronze and mild steel
December 2023 [professional photos coming in Summer 2024]

This 15 foot, monumental sculpture celebrates the unique landscape and ecology of Errol Heights Park.

Terresa's bronze sculptural elements combine human faces with some of the birds and trees of Errol Heights Park-- owl and oak, heron and alder, peacock and maple. Mike's foundational steel sculpture is formed and pressed into elegant, organic shapes inspired by the flora, fauna, and hydrology of Errol Heights Park. Terresa's sculpted abstractions on the backs of the bronze masks echo and correspond to the birds represented and to Mike's steel curves, cups, and paddles.

Presence Water Shedding invites neighbors, gardeners, walkers, children, birders, skateboarders, and visitors to experience its natural and recreational areas. 



Vanport Building, Portland OR

Immersed tells a Far North story of a young person whose lost vision is restored through their relationship with a red-throated loon. Gratitude, respect, and being in good relationship with the natural world are offered in the story as paths to healing, wholeness, and survival.


Seal Vision: Shared Spirit

Portland Art Museum

Laughing Duck and 

Regional Arts & Culture Council
Permanent Collection, Portland OR

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Here to There and There to Here

Mead Building, Portland OR (Temporary Exhibit, 2015)

This collaborative piece by Terresa White and fellow Alaska Native artist, Sean Gallagher, is an expression of their friendship, their interrelated artistic journeys, and their movement in and around their Pacific Northwest homes. HERE TO THERE AND THERE TO HERE is a conversation between Terresa and Sean about their shared Alaska Native ways of navigating place, identity, and culture.

Wood, twine, ceramic, pigment, feathers

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