Malachite, 1999

Karin Schminke
(American, born 1951)

Location: Kendall Elementary, Maple Falls


Malachite is a mixed media artwork by Karin Schminke. It shows a scene composed of interlaced and abstracted landscape imagery. This scene is a meditation on our experience of nature and the passage of time. The artwork is named after a mountain peak in the Cascade Range mountains of Washington state.

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


Northwest artist Karin Schminke creates mixed media artworks that combine digital imaging with traditional art materials. Her works explore natural forms and imagery. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, California State University Northridge, The Art Institute of Southern California, and Shoreline Community College. She lives and works in Kenmore, Washington.

Material CategorySculpture - plastics / acrylics / polyesters
MediumLenticular print and mixed media
Dimensions28 in x 22 in
ID NumberWSAC2000.096.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyMount Baker School District
Artwork LocationKendall Elementary
West Wing Hallway
WA CountyWhatcom
Site TypePublic School
Address7547 Kendall Rd
Maple Falls, WA 98266
Geo. Coordinates48.915692 | -122.140747
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