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Vocology, 1977

Gloria Crouse
(American, born 1925, died 2011)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Gloria Crouse filled 200 frames with objects collected from Clover Park Technical College's vocational training programs. Crouse is best known for her textile works, and after discovering the tactile nature of rug hooking, began using more rigid materials which eventually lead to a career in mixed media sculpture.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Late Northwest fiber artist Gloria Crouse created imaginative textiles and sculptures that explored color, texture and form. Evolving out of the craft of traditional rug-hooking, Crouse pursued innovative techniques and used unexpected materials to express each piece's conceptual content.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - wood

Medium

Cedar, mahogany, metal, and found objects

Dimensions

9 ft x 16 ft x 6 1/2 in

ID Number

WSAC1977.035.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State Arts Commission

Artwork Location

Washington State Arts Commission
Not on display. Stored pending resiting.

WA County

Thurston

Setting

Interior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
Olympia, WA 98504-2675

Geo. Coordinates

47.041938 | -122.901562

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