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Branik's Tree, 1990

Norie Sato
(American, born 1949)

Location: Clark College, Vancouver

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Norie Sato uses a tree rendered in etched glass, wood, and aluminum as a metaphor for Clark College Library's role to "increase the foliage of our own trees, to strengthen our roots and trunks, and to add new leaves as we go." Known for architecturally integrated work, Sato extended Branik's Tree from the ground floor to the skylights above.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Clark College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Norie Sato creates sculptural installations and two dimensional works that interact with and activate their environment.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic

Medium

Etched glass, aluminum, wood, particle board, and plastic laminate

Dimensions

19 ft x 6 1/2 ft x 2 1/2 ft

ID Number

WSAC1988.052.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Clark College

Artwork Location

Clark College
Cannell Library, Reference Desk

WA County

Clark

Setting

Interior

Site Type

College

Address

1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Geo. Coordinates

45.633007 | -122.669846

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