Mammoth - CODAworx


Submitted by Ilan Averbuch

Client: Central Washington University

Location: Ellensburg, WA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $154,400

Project Team


Ilan Averbuch

Public Art Agent

Chuck Zimmer


For the exterior of the Samuelson Building at Central Washington University I constructed, Mammoth, a large-scale installation that will act as an iconic landmark for the university. The imagery alludes to the mammoth fragment studied by the university and creates a visual metaphor for the scientific advancements made from that discovery. The sculpture is composed of two separate Cor-ten steel elements jutting out of the ground that make up one colossal image in our mind, suggesting a buried mammoth tusk with parts visible and parts invisible.