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First Growth, 2004

Douglas Senft
(Canadian, born 1950, died 2012)

Location: Kentridge High School, Kent

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Douglas Senft's large-scale sculpture references the alder tree, which is often the first tree to grow in a newly cleared forest and leaves behind more fertile soil for species that follow.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Kent School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Late artist Douglas Senft graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1972. He created public sculptures, architectural accessories, and art furniture fabricated from welded steel. His sculptures are inspired by the natural landscapes, and he noted, "I work from my responses to the various environments around me; from the intimacy of the flora, the vastness of geography, to the sound of the wind through the cottonwood."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Forged, fabricated, and painted steel

Dimensions

18 1/2 ft x 19 ft x 4 ft

ID Number

WSAC2004.007.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

British Columbia, Canada

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Kent School District

Artwork Location

Kentridge High School
Plaza off of courtyard opening

WA County

King

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

12430 SE 208th St
Kent, WA 98031

Geo. Coordinates

47.416522 | -122.172657

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