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Cycad Wall, 2005

Deborah Mersky
(American, born 1955)

Location: The Evergreen State College, Olympia

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Deborah Mersky connects past and present with 'Cycad Wall,' an artwork that depicts this oldest of plant types, alongside the seeds, fossil material, and insects important to its lifecycle.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist Deborah Mersky creates artworks in a variety of media, including painting, prints, and large-scale public installations. She notes, "the overlapping worlds of nature and human habitation on earth is what interests me, particularly the delicate, off kilter moment we currently reside in."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Sculpture - wood

Medium

Aluminum leaf on sandblasted wood veneer panels

Dimensions

16 ft x 22 ft

ID Number

WSAC2004.045.002

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Texas, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

The Evergreen State College

Artwork Location

The Evergreen State College
Exterior ground level of Seminar II Bldg.

WA County

Thurston

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

University

Address

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Geo. Coordinates

47.072818 | -122.975523

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