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Documents

Polarities, 2005

Frank Boyden
(American, born 1942)

Location: Washington State Patrol - Crime Laboratory Division, Spokane, Cheney

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Frank Boyden's Polarities is designed as a game for the staff of the Washington State Patrol's Crime Laboratory in Spokane, Washington. Boyden intends the work to act as both a distraction from the lab's serious work, and as a way of contemplating the nature of good and bad. Boyden provided the game pieces and "board" but lab staff must make up the strategies and rules.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State Patrol.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Oregon-based artist Frank Boyden creates ceramic, print, and sculptural works that investigate the natural environment. He and his wife Jane Boyden co-founded the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Sculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta

Medium

Stainless steel, granite, cast bronze, and cast acrylic resin

Dimensions

29 in x 44 in x 76 in (game table)

ID Number

WSAC2004.018.00A-P

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Oregon, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State Patrol

Artwork Location

Washington State Patrol - Spokane Crime Lab
Interior courtyard

WA County

Spokane

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

580 West 7th St.
Cheney, WA 99004

Geo. Coordinates

47.487981 | -117.588372

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