Sculpin Wind Vane, 2005
(American, born 1933, died 2014)
Location: South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus, Seattle
- ABOUT THE ARTWORK
This wind vane by Paul Buckner overlooks South Seattle College's Georgetown Campus. A sculpin sits atop an octopus, hailing Seattle's marine environment.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with South Seattle Community College.
- ABOUT THE ARTIST
Late artist Paul Buckner is remembered for his work in stone, metal, and wood. He is honored for his legacy of fine arts teaching at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Buckner said this about his work, “I have trained my whole life to be able to reach back to the forgotten things we are born knowing. Whether I will, in any measure, ever succeed, I don’t know. I do know that in making things I take great joy.” Paul Buckner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California.
- Material Category
Sculpture - other metals
Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic
Gold and metal leaf on formed copper sheet
30 in x 37 in x 8 in
- ID Number
- Acquisition Method
Site responsive commission
- Artist Location
Oregon, United States
South Seattle College
- Artwork Location
South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus
SE corner of the roof of Building A
- WA County
- Site Type
6737 Corson Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98108
- Geo. Coordinates
47.543195 | -122.326481
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