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Illuminated Passage, 2013

Steven Scheibe
(American, born 1967)

Location: Liberty Middle School, Spanaway

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

A cascading waterfall complements the architectural concept of the entrance area as a slot canyon. Projected lighting casts shimmering sun-like light during the beginning and end of each day.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Olympia-based artist Steven Scheibe creates artworks in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and etched glass as well as textile, music, and light installations. Natural patterns, materials, and imagery inspire his work. He states, "All that is visible is evidence of the invisible. The order of the physical world is brimming with stories of invisible things. My intent is to visually amplify the voice of allegory revealed through natural form." He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude from Washington State University in Pullman in 1989. He pursued arts and theology studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia in the summer of 1997.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Textile / fiber / organic materials

Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic

Medium

Dye-painted silk and lighting

Dimensions

21 ft x 24 ft x 3 ft

ID Number

WSAC2011.020.001A-K-002

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Bethel School District

Artwork Location

Liberty Middle School
Silks: wall SE of main entrance; projector: 2nd story, west wall of entrance area

WA County

Pierce

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

7319 Eustis-Hunt Rd.
Spanaway, WA 98387

Geo. Coordinates

47.074927 | -122.329471

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