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Life Sign, 2011

Katy Stone
(American, born 1969)

Location: Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

In Life Sign artist Katy Stone represents themes of life and interconnectedness. Stone layers cut metal to create repeating patterns and shapes found in nature, from forests, plants and roots to the body's vascular system of blood vessels. The green, red, and blue colors are found both in nature outdoors and in the interior of the body. Overall Life Sign looks like a raindrop or a leaf, or a heart. Stone notes that the artwork "expresses the idea of life at both the microscopic and macroscopic level, and symbolizes the concept of interconnectedness". The artwork's themes also connect the setting of the building, which has spectacular views of the surrounding trees and mountains, to the Health Sciences subjects taught within it.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Lake Washington Technical College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Katy Stone creates painted sculptural assemblages and installations for public spaces. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Sculpture - coated metals

Medium

Acrylic on aluminum

Dimensions

14 ft x 13 ft x 3 in

ID Number

WSAC2010.014

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Artwork Location

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
South Atrium Curved Wall in Allied Health Building, 1st floor

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

College

Address

11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506

Geo. Coordinates

47.704664 | -122.166193

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