Three Allegories of Learning; Making Sense, 2007
(American, born 1968)
Location: Yakima Valley College, Yakima
- ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Artist Steve Gardner's terracotta relief sculptures are based on the three allegories of learning: "El Abrecaminos," "The Torch," and "The Garden." "El Abrecaminos" translates to "one who opens the way." This idea relates to the many Mexican immigrants who have come to the Yakima Valley to open a way for themselves and their children. "The Torch" and "The Garden" are myths and metaphors used to depict the importance of knowledge, growth, risk, patience, and self-initiative.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima Valley Community College.
- ABOUT THE ARTIST
Seattle-based ceramic artist Steve Gardner creates relief and free standing sculptures, as well as other three-dimensional artworks in a variety of media.
- Material Category
Sculpture - glass
Sculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta
Terracotta, cast glass, and stainless steel
45 in x 45 in x 3 in (central panel)
- ID Number
- Acquisition Method
Site responsive commission
- Artist Location
Washington, United States
Yakima Valley College
- Artwork Location
Yakima Valley Community College
Grand staircase & railings-Glenn Anthon Building
- WA County
- Site Type
S.16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902
- Geo. Coordinates
46.587382 | -120.529090
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