Christensen invited 1st grade students from across the state to send him drawing of native Utah plants and animals. Of the hundreds of drawings, he selected 48 works, laid them out in a grid, and with help of Metal Arts Foundry in Lehi, Utah, translated the children’s work into a bronze wall.
The Gallivan Center underwent a major renovation in 2012 including the addition of an event/meeting center, Gallivan Hall. The Wildlife Wall plaques had to be removed from the original location and were refurbished and reinstalled inside Gallivan Hall.
This project was part of the Block 57 development / The Gallivan Center.
Day Emil Christensen is a sculptor and mixed media artist. He has been commissioned for numerous public art works in Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Art and Design and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2008, Christensen was awarded a grant from the Utah Arts Council as part of the Individual Artists Services Grants program. He currently resides in Highland, Utah.