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Artwork copyright Bruce Andersen and Shannon Andersen. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Bruce%20Andersen%20and%20Shannon%20Andersen.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

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Shadow Totem and Talking Circle, 2011

Bruce Andersen and Shannon Andersen
Bruce Andersen (American, born 1968); Shannon Andersen (American, born 1967)

Location: Lakota Middle School, Federal Way

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artists Bruce and Shannon Anderson created a site-specific "talking circle" for Federal Way, Washington's Lakota Middle School to foster listening and reflection. The talking circle surrounds a cut metal sculpture in a totem form that includes animals symbolic of strength, wisdom, family, and aspiration.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Federal Way Public Schools.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest artists Bruce and Shannon Anderson collaborate to create site responsive sculptural installations. Their artwork "integrates innovative mediums, with natural light, shadow, landscape and the built environment to create compelling interactive installations. Our projects incorporate sustainable methods, with traditional fabrication techniques, responsive to the environmental texture and unique identity of their surroundings."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Medium

Stainless steel, concrete, porcelain, and glass

Dimensions

dimensions variable

ID Number

WSAC2011.010.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Federal Way Public Schools

Artwork Location

Lakota Middle School
front lawn area

WA County

King

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

1415 SW 314th St.
Federal Way, WA 98023

Geo. Coordinates

47.320769 | -122.354275

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