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Artwork copyright Roger Ralston. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Roger%20Ralston.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

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Ryzomic Possibilities: smiling here and there, 2007

Roger Ralston
(American, born 1957)

Location: Newport High School, Bellevue

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Roger Ralston's artwork represents the interconnectedness of plants that spread through rhizomes—building strong networks—as a metaphor for the idea of community.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Spokane-based artist Roger Ralston creates public art installations, small-scale sculpture, drawings, and web-based activities. His work captures the beauty of daily activity. He is an Instructor of art at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1989.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - mixed media

Sculpture - glass

Sculpture - other metals

Medium

Glass mosaic on aluminum with steel support

Dimensions

27 ft x 7 1/2 ft x 2 ft

ID Number

WSAC2006.014.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Bellevue School District

Artwork Location

Newport High School
Grassy area in middle tier of terraced landscape - leading down to main student entryway

WA County

King

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

4333 Factoria Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006-1999

Geo. Coordinates

47.568188 | -122.171754

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