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Artwork copyright Mike Mandel. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Mike%20Mandel.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

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Washington Veterans Home, 2006

Mike Mandel
(American, born 1950)

Location: Washington Veterans Home, Retsil

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Mike Mandel created a work that recalls the Washington Veterans Home motto "Serving those who served" with imagery of resident Glen Morrison and his dog tags, the home's architecture, and artifacts from its archives realized in thousands of 1 inch square tiles.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist Mike Mandel creates large-scale mosaic murals using photographic imagery. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974. Mandel states that his "approach to permanent public art is to tap into the interwined stories of history, myth, images of land and community."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta

Sculpture - glass

Medium

Porcelain and glass mosaic tile

Dimensions

13 ft x 38 ft x 1/4 in

ID Number

WSAC2004.058.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Massachusetts, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Department of Veterans Affairs

Artwork Location

Washington Veterans Home
Retaining wall along driveway

WA County

Kitsap

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

1141 Beach Dr
Retsil, WA 98378

Geo. Coordinates

47.544722 | -122.614863

Before Visiting

Some artworks may be located in areas not accessible to the general public (especially in K-12 public schools). Consider contacting the site prior to a visit to ensure access.

Map

To report an error or provide additional information, please contact us at collections@arts.wa.gov.