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Artwork copyright Ken Spiering. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Ken%20Spiering.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

Documents

Serenity: Humility in our Contribution, 2007

Ken Spiering
(American, born 1950)

Location: Mountainview High School, Auburn

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

"Serenity: Humility in our Contribution" is one part of a two-part artwork by Ken Spiering that uses the river as a metaphor for our lives. In this part, the artist depicts a "pool completely full, satisfied, that enables our stream to contribute ultimately to the larger body."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Auburn School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest artist Ken Spiering creates artworks in many different media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Many of his works have been created for public spaces, with a focus on natural imagery rich with metaphor.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Vitreous enamel on copper with a plywood backing and powder-coated steel frame

Dimensions

72 in x 72 in x 3/4 in

ID Number

WSAC2005.037.002

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Auburn School District

Artwork Location

Mountainview High School
Side wall of main stairwell

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

28900 124th Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092

Geo. Coordinates

47.342088 | -122.171866

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