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The Eagle and the Thrush, 2006

Miles Pepper
(American, born 1958)

Location: Michael Anderson Elementary School, Fairchild Air Force Base

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Miles Pepper's artwork was inspired by an Iroquois story of collaboration, where a small thrush soars high on an eagle's back until the eagle can go no further. The thrush journeys higher on its own, eventually hearing beautiful music and bringing it back to earth. At Michael Anderson Elementary, the story is a metaphor for the relationship of students to their teachers.

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

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic

Medium

Fabricated metal, aluminum, and stainless steel

Dimensions

4 ft x 15 ft x 7 ft

ID Number

WSAC2004.017.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Medical Lake School District

Artwork Location

Michael Anderson Elementary School
School entrance

WA County

Spokane

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

1000 Fairchild Street
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011

Geo. Coordinates

47.631491 | -117.660242

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