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As Time Floats By, 2010

John Wehrle
(American, born 1941)

Location: Aylen Junior High, Puyallup

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

As Time Floats By are a suite of five murals by artist John Wehrle. He created them using "trompe l'oeil" visual illusions. This French term translates to "trick of the eye." The murals give the impression that you are looking through a window at a blue sky. Realistic objects seem to float in space, and give a sense of depth and movement to the images.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Richmond, California-based artist John Wehrle creates work in several mediums. He is best known for his murals and site specific installations. His website states that “in whatever medium he pursues, Wehrle attempts to create artworks that expand beyond the frame, and ideally convey the underlying mystery of the thing viewed.” John Wehrle received his Bachelor of Arts at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Acrylic on polyester

Dimensions

6 ft x 8 ft

ID Number

WSAC2009.021.005

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

California, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Puyallup School District

Artwork Location

Aylen Junior High
Main entrance - hallway

WA County

Pierce

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

101 15th St. SW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Geo. Coordinates

47.193341 | -122.313284

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