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Documents

Commons, 2010

Peter Richards and Sue Richards
Peter Richards (American, born 1944); Sue Richards (American, born 1944)

Location: Peninsula College, Port Angeles

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Peter and Sue Richards created seven basalt and cast aluminum sculptures representing Olympic Mountain range peaks that surround Olympic College. Each mountain is to scale and positioned on the campus according to its true location.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Peninsula College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Oakland, California-based artists Peter and Sue Richards collaborate on large-scale public art installations. They approach each site individually, creating a unique visual language for the project.
Peter Richards and Sue Richards both received Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1966. Peter then received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rinehart School of Sculpture in Baltimore, Maryland. He has served as an adjunct professor at Stanford University and at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has served as Senior Artist Emeritus at the Exploratorium in San Francisco since 2011.
Sue Richards served as gallery manager for the Weigand Gallery at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California from 1989-1998. She later worked as an events coordinator and manager at the Tryon Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to her art practice she works as as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in San Francisco.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Medium

Cast aluminum and basalt

Dimensions

Dimensions variable

ID Number

WSAC2006.020.00A-E

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

California, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Peninsula College

Artwork Location

Peninsula College
Student commons and Science courtyard

WA County

Clallam

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

College

Address

1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Geo. Coordinates

48.100080 | -123.414056

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