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Artwork copyright Alice Aycock. Photo courtesy of Western Washington University, by Paul Bower.
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The Islands of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by the Oceans of the World for You, Oh My Darling, 1987

Alice Aycock
(American, born 1946)

Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Alice Aycock builds on historic and religious references—in architecture, painting, and illustration—in her interpretation of Mount Meru, a sacred mountain considered the center of the world in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology. The work acts as fountain, contrasting the natural and the manmade, as water courses through the negative spaces formed by the cast concrete.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Western Washington University.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - landscapes

Medium

Concrete, water, and pump

Dimensions

24 in x 21 ft x 27 ft

ID Number

WSAC1987.054.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

New York, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Western Washington University

Artwork Location

Western Washington University
Adjacent to Chemistry & Science Edu Lecture Hall

WA County

Whatcom

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

University

Address

516 High St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Geo. Coordinates

48.735071 | -122.486486

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