Nathan Johansen


-Born September 3, 1958

-Graduated with a BFA from Brigham Young University

-Has worked in the Art Casting field for 20 years, coordinating fine art casting at Metal Arts Foundry in Lehi, Ut.

-Has a Wife and 4 kids and currently resides in Provo Utah.

Provo, Utah


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Last to Launch

Nathan Johansen

Media: bronze, steel

Dimensions:   14'h x 30"w x 30"d


At one time or another we have all plucked a full, fuzzy headed dandelion, made a wish, and blown the little parachute seeds off the stalk, watching them flying and floating on the air. Many persistent blowers don’t stop until every last parachute is launched. Last To Launch is a sculpture that helps us recall these simple experiences and remember the wonder of the natural world around us.
We can even draw parallels to our own lives, with the challenges and joys of parenthood, as we watch our own children "launch" into the world.