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Von Menschenhand, 2007

Verena Schwippert
(German, born 1949)

Location: Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Verena Schwippert created three, granite hands, each forming a fist, to evoke the idea of solidity, protection, and durability. The title Von Menschenhand means "from the human hand" in German. Each fist is also meant to be a place to sit.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections and Walla Walla Community College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist Verena Schwippert is a sculptor who works mainly in granite. She aims to highlight the natural shape of the stone boulders that she carves, revealing their peaceful and powerful presence. Her sculptures also invite people to touch and sit on them, and feel the safe calm of the granite. The inspiration to work huge granite boulders stems from the megalithic Stone Age sites in Northern Germany, where she grew up. She has called the Northwest her home since 1974.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta

Medium

Granite

Dimensions

38 in x 45 in x 74 in

ID Number

WSAC2006.013.00A-C

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Walla Walla Community College

Artwork Location

Walla Walla Community College
East entrance of Health Sci/Perf Arts Building

WA County

Walla Walla

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

College

Address

500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Geo. Coordinates

46.080657664534186 | -118.27675418547574

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