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Artwork copyright Preston Singletary. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Killer Whale Fin with Raven, 2004

Preston Singletary
(American | Tlingit, born 1963)

Location: The Evergreen State College, Olympia

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Preston Singletary ties together two animal spirits by using the raven's beak within the form of the orca whale's fin in this blown and sand-carved glass sculpture.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with The Evergreen State College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Preston Singletary grew up in the Seattle area listening to stories told by his great-grandparents, who were both Tlingit (Native Alaskan). In 1984, Singletary took part in his first workshop at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, northwestern Washington. In the late 1980s, Singletary began incorporating traditional Tlingit themes into his work and reaching out to other Northwest Coast Native American artists. In his own words, “It was only when I began to experiment with using designs from my Tlingit cultural heritage that my work began to take on a new purpose and direction.” He has returned to Pilchuck as both a teacher and student many times, and has blown glass around the world.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - glass

Medium

Blown and sand-carved glass

Dimensions

21 in x 4 in x 8 3/4 in

ID Number

WSAC2004.041.000

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

The Evergreen State College

Artwork Location

The Evergreen State College
Lab I, 1st floor offices, lobby

WA County

Thurston

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Geo. Coordinates

47.072233 | -122.977842

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