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Topophilia - Imbuing in Maru, 2006

Keiko Hara
(Japanese, born 1942)

Location: Seattle Central College, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Keiko Hara uses painting, as well as fragments of fabric and text from cultures around the world, to create a collage artwork that evokes a sense of interconnectedness in the face of a period of global conflict. The title Topophilia - Imbuing in Maru refers to the love that each of us holds for places of personal significance ("topophilia") and the Japanese word for circle ("maru"), indicating something infinite.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Seattle Central Community College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Keiko Hara’s art is about facing and examining life through her own personal language – something which cannot be done in any way other than art, in her opinion. She was born during World War II in North Korea to Japanese parents. In 1945, her family moved back to Japan, where she was raised. As a young woman, she attended art school in Tokyo, exhibited her paintings, and taught arts and crafts in the public school system. Eventually she travelled to the United States in 1971, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Arts in printmaking from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She was a professor of art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Southeast Washington from 1985 to 2006 and continues to live and make art in Walla Walla.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on rigid surface / mixed media

Medium

Oil and mixed media collage on aluminum panel

Dimensions

142 in x 106 in x 1.25 in

ID Number

WSAC2005.035.00A-L

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Seattle Central College

Artwork Location

Seattle Central College
Broadway Edison Building, wall adjacent to BE 1108 - Campus Security

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

College

Address

1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-9905

Geo. Coordinates

47.616262 | -122.321053

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