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Artwork copyright Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Artwork%20copyright%20Jean%20Whitesavage%20and%20Nick%20Lyle.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artists.

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Shooting Star, 2009

Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle
Jean Whitesavage (American, born 1960); Nick Lyle (American, born 1958)

Location: City of Connell, Connell

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle's Shooting Star is one of six large-scale, forged-steel sculptures placed on a walking path in Connell, Central Washington. Each sculpture represents a different prairie flower or local crop, celebrating Connell's heritage of farming and close relationship to the land. The artists were impressed by the expansive landscape and noted that "It's big sculpture for big country."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections and City of Connell.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle are an artist team who create hand-forged metal sculptures and installations for public and private spaces. Whitesavage received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Tyler School of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Lyle received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and studied glassblowing and metalwork at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Forged and painted mild steel

Dimensions

16 ft x 6 ft

ID Number

WSAC2007.053.003

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

City of Connell

Artwork Location

City of Connell
Walking path adjacent to Highway 395, near East Beech Street and South Ford Avenue.

WA County

Franklin

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Other


Connell, WA 99326

Geo. Coordinates

46.658706 | -118.85204

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