Jud Turner

Brian Bull / KLCC

Today marks one year since a series of devastating wildfires erupted across Oregon, including the Holiday Farm Fire.  The destruction of McKenzie River Corridor communities such as Blue River still resonates deeply with locals.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A monument to resiliency and rebirth now stands in the McKenzie River Corridor town of Blue River, which was ravaged by last year’s Holiday Farm Fire.  The metal phoenix sculpture – called “Viribus” was installed Thursday morning and will watch over Blue River as it rebuilds.

Brian Bull / KLCC

With torches, grinders, and a gift for bringing new dimensions to old metal, sculptor Jud Turner is crafting a monument to  survivors of the Holiday Farm Fire.  It burned 173,000 acres in the McKenzie River Corridor last September, leveling towns like Blue River. KLCC’s Brian Bull produced this audio self-narrative, where Turner describes his project. 

Sculptor Jud Turner and the Art of Repurposing

Jun 5, 2014

Sculptor Jud Turner speaks with Eric Alan about "The Art of Repurposing," particularly in connection with his recent sculpture "Blind Eye Sees All (No Secrets Anymore)," created in response to recent surveillance issues in America. Jud Turner will launch the Lane Arts Council's new ArtTalk series as part of the First Friday ArtWalk in Eugene on Friday, June 6th.