“The Chief,” which stands outside of the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio in Silverdale, greets Silverdale Way passers-by. Gallery owner and artist Lisa Stirrett designed the piece and hired Bainbridge Island metalworker Dick Strom of Bapatom’s Metalworks to weld it.
At about 11 feet tall, the whimsical sculpture is made largely of repurposed metal — such as an old saw blade as the shield and recycled farming plows for the moccasins. Stirrett had collected the metal for two years specifically to create the piece, which she drew up about six years ago.
The sculpture also includes some blown-glass accents, such as the tip of the spear, made by Stirrett.