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Artwork copyright Steve Jensen. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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The Viking Journey, 2012

Steve Jensen
(American, born 1955)

Location: Meadowdale Middle School, Lynnwood

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Steve Jensen created the five panel sculpture The Viking Journey using reclaimed flooring material. Within the abstract imagery are symbols that relate to the students and the subjects taught at Meadowdale Middle School. Take a look at the Hidden Symbols Worksheet, linked above. See if you can spot the symbols for health, peace, and art hidden in this panel.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Steve Jensen creates carved wooden and metal sculptures. Growing up on his father's fishing boat, his artworks are influenced by Norwegian carving, boat-building, and fishing traditions. He notes, "I come from a long tradition of Norwegian fishermen and boat builders. The chisels I use have been passed from my grandfather to my father to me. The craftsmanship of my work speaks to the universality and the timelessness of carving."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - wood

Medium

Reclaimed cedar

Dimensions

60 in x 96 in x 2 in

ID Number

WSAC2012.010.002

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Edmonds School District

Artwork Location

Meadowdale Middle School
Hallway

WA County

Snohomish

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

6500 168th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Geo. Coordinates

47.846510 | -122.321351

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