As one of the first women to own a bronze foundry in the United States, Heather Söderberg’s sculptures have earned her regional and world wide attention. Come visit her the next time you are in beautiful Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Along with limited edition artwork available in our gallery we also specialize in custom commissions and portraits.
Sacagawea, Pomp and Seaman
“Heather Söderberg’s “Sacagawea, Pomp and Seaman” commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks has gained regional and worldwide attention for it’s emotional impact. This piece highlights Heather’s talent as it probes deeply and sensitively into our cultural consciousness to seek those distinctive American elements that together constitute our artistic and cultural heritage. Heather’s open forms evoke a truly symbolic reference to American spiritual growth.”
Pregnant with her first child, Sacagawea and her husband joined Lewis and Clark’s expedition. In need of someone to interpret the Hidatsa language, Lewis and Clark hired Charbonneau, Sacagawea’s husband, to accompany them. When they discovered that Sacagawea also spoke multiple languages, including Shoshone, they happily welcomed her along on the journey. In the winter of 1805, Sacagawea gave birth to her son, Jean Baptiste, nicknamed “Pomp” and he became the youngest person that went along on the expedition. Although carrying the infant throughout the entire journey was a huge amount of work, Sacagawea and her baby became a symbol of peace as mothers and children did not travel with war parties. As a result, Native tribes that came in contact with the expedition often approached the group in a friendly manner. …