This commission was a project of The Washington State Arts Commission, in collaboration with The Evergreen State College. Comprised of painted glass windows in the reading area of the library, the artwork measures 10' high by 60' long. It envisions the college as a paradisiacal garden, with the library as a temple of wisdom set with luminaries from diverse world cultures.
The intent for this project was to create a contemplative space that would be accessible to all and central to the campus. A secondary goal was to bring color to muted tones of the campus architecture. The windows wrap the corner of the library and can be seen after dusk from the main square, illuminated from within.
The artist met with an art committee several times; first to discuss goals and select a site, and later to present a design proposal and final budget. The artist worked with Derix Glasstudios to fabricate the windows and with project architects and campus facilities manager to coordinate the installation.
This project was completed in January 2006.
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