Project Details Timeline Artist Information
In collaboration with the Walnut Creek Wetland Park and the City’s Stormwater Management Division, artists Jaclyn Bowie, Nyssa Collins, and Anna Wagner along with Conservation Corps North Carolina volunteers collected various trash items from Walnut Creek to create sculptural installations at Walnut Creek Wetland Center.
While working they discovered a small catfish in an old tire and decided to make their sculpture in the likeness of the catfish, a Carolina Madtom.
This project was originally part of Mud Day, a community festival held to celebrate wetlands and the importance of connecting children and children-at-heart to nature. Although Mud Day was canceled, the project was continued.
This project is a Temporary Public Art Project.
Conservation Corps North Carolina
In order to meet local communities' needs through conservation service, Conservation Corps North Carolina hires young people to expand, maintain, or even restore access to conserved lands so that more North Carolina families can connect with the outdoors.