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Big Bang and Little Bang, 2008

Jack Archibald
(American, born 1950)

Location: Cascade Middle School, Vancouver

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Jack Archibald's Big Bang and Little Bang is a representation in stained glass of both the Big Bang theory and the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption of 1980. The Big Bang is the dominant theory of how our universe was formed by expanding from a very high-density and high-temperature, explosive state over the past 13 billion years. The artwork spans the main entryway of the school and three additional glass panels are installed along a hallway with windows.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Stained-glass artist Jack Archibald uses the alteration of light to animate the color and form of abstract shapes. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. In 1981, he established he private studio called 'Revisionary Glassworks' on Camano Island, Washington.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - glass

Medium

Stained glass

Dimensions

20 ft x 15 ft (main section)

ID Number

WSAC2006.003.00A-D

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Evergreen School District

Artwork Location

Cascade Middle School
Main entry at the front and back of hallway

WA County

Clark

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

13900 NE 18th St.
Vancouver, WA 98684

Geo. Coordinates

45.642260 | -122.519460

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