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The Sun Sees What We Do This Day, 2011

Dale Gottlieb
(American, born 1952)

Location: Union Gap School, Union Gap

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

This group of tapestries by Northwest textile artist Dale Gottlieb was made for Union Gap Elementary School in Central Washington state. The artwork and its title were inspired by a Yakama proverb "The Sun Sees What We Do This Day" and the importance of the surrounding landscape to the people of Union Gap. The proverb was brought to the Gottlieb's attention by the head librarian at the Yakama Tribes Library. Gottlieb also notes how important the local landscape and animals are to the community and that "Nature is their inspiration and philosophy." The three tapestries show a full day as seen by the sun in the small city of Union Gap and feature the proverb in the middle tapestry. The 17-foot-long artwork was fabricated in collaboration with a Tibetan Buddhist family who produce rugs using traditional hand-knotting techniques.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest artist Dale Gottlieb creates rugs, paintings, and children's books that depict narrative imagery inspired by literature, folklore and history. She notes that "My work is about freedom and often inspired by people's stories about their struggle to live free from persecution."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Textile / fiber / organic materials

Medium

Wool tapestry

Dimensions

15 ft x 17 ft

ID Number

WSAC2010.008.00A-C

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Union Gap School District

Artwork Location

Union Gap School
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WA County

Yakima

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

3201 South 4th Street
Union Gap, WA 98903

Geo. Coordinates

46.556565 | -120.479137

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