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Gallery of Tried Technology, 2009

Brian Swanson
(American, born 1947)

Location: Wahluke High School, Mattawa

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Brian Swanson's "Gallery of Tried Technology" creates shaded seating areas made from Eckenberg Farms-donated antique equipment in Mattawa, a Central Washington farming community.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Wahluke School Distict and Department of Corrections.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist Brian Swanson creates sculptures and installations for public spaces, often incorporating found objects, tools, and machinery. He received an Associate's degree from Rock Valley College, in Rockford, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a teaching certificate in 1974 at Western Illinois University, and an Master of Arts degree in sculpture in 1980 from Central Washington University.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - mixed media

Sculpture - landscapes

Medium

Steel, wood, and plants

Dimensions

Dimensions variable

ID Number

WSAC2009.012.001-016

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Utah, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Wahluke School District

Artwork Location

Wahluke High School
Courtyard

WA County

Grant

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

505 N Boundary Rd.
Mattawa, WA 99349

Geo. Coordinates

46.743178 | -119.893754

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