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Artwork copyright Verena Schwippert. Photo courtesy of the artist, by Sarah Arney.
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Mussel Beach, 2013

Verena Schwippert
(German, born 1949)

Location: City of Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Mussel Beach celebrates the rich marine life and abundance of seafood in the Gig Harbor bay and Puget Sound. The forms are meant to be evocative, fun, and welcoming, providing a place to gather, talk, and sit.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist Verena Schwippert is a sculptor who works mainly in granite. She aims to highlight the natural shape of the stone boulders that she carves, revealing their peaceful and powerful presence. Her sculptures also invite people to touch and sit on them, and feel the safe calm of the granite. The inspiration to work huge granite boulders stems from the megalithic Stone Age sites in Northern Germany, where she grew up. She has called the Northwest her home since 1974.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta

Medium

Granite

Dimensions

71 in x 108 in x 108 in

ID Number

WSAC2011.013.00A-C

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

City of Gig Harbor

Artwork Location

City of Gig Harbor
viewing pathway, NE corner, Eddon Boat Park

WA County

Pierce

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Other

Address

3510 Grandview St.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Geo. Coordinates

47.333649 | -122.588349

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