Between Sea and Sky MAY 2015 - CODAworx

Between Sea and Sky MAY 2015

Client: UP for Arts

Location: University Place, WA, United States

Completion date: -000

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Michele Gutlove

Design StudioGH, LLC

Art Consultant

Jeffrey M Hoover

Design Studio GH, LLC


Between Sea and Sky, installed at the Library and Civic Center atrium in University Place, Washington. The dimensions are sixty feet by forty two feet by sixteen feet.


Between Sea and Sky welcomes the visitor with an impression of a slice of the land nestled beside Puget Sound in ever changing light. Ponderosa Pine seem to touch the sky with slender fingers. Western balsam poplar quiver in greens and ambers, while big leaf maple leaves hover like umbrellas, and Pacific willow reach down. The sky is dappled with glaucous gulls and the sea sparkles with Pacific herring.


The community used the artist proposal for a fund raiser, and raised more money quicker than anticipated.

Additional Information

This a celebration of the ubiquitous, the most common of wildlife in this uncommonly beautiful place.