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Artwork copyright Jean Whitesavage. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Vanilla Leaf Gate, 2002

Jean Whitesavage
(American, born 1960)

Location: Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Jean Whitesavage's "Vanilla Leaf Gate" uses the shapes of humble Pacific Northwest native plants. The artist is fascinated with plants generally. The leaf forms in this gate are from the Vanilla Leaf, or Achlys tripylla, a Pacific Northwest native plant found on forest floors. The spiky pods in the gate are the flowers of Simple-stemmed bur-reed, Sparganium simplex, a grass found on Northwest riverbanks. The combination of these two very different forms from common plants creates a beautiful and interesting arrangement of shapes: wavy and bulbous, curvy and spiky.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Lake Washington Technical College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jean Whitesavage creates metal sculptures and installations for public and private spaces. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Forged steel and enamel paint

Dimensions

42 in x 36 in x 6 in

ID Number

WSAC2007.020.000

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Artwork Location

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
West Building 2nd Floor East of Information desk

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

College

Address

11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Geo. Coordinates

47.704577 | -122.168392

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