Artwork copyright Michael Lindenmeyer. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Solitaire (Pt. Townsend, WA), 1989
(American, born 1950)
Location: Hilltop Elementary, Burien
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Solitaire (Pt. Townsend, WA) is part of artist Michael Lindenmeyer's "Boxcar Series." These artworks express a romantic nostalgia for the railroad era in the Pacific Northwest. The setting for this piece is based on an old railroad loading dock south of downtown Port Townsend, in northwest Washington. He notes, "In years of prowling around railyards up and down the coast with my sketchbook, I have not seen another wooden boxcar, so it seems it was just something meant for me on that particular day. I painted it the way it was presented: alone, stranded by the sound with a view from Mount Baker to the Olympics."
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Highline School District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michael Lindenmeyer is an Oregon and Olympia, Washington-based painter. He spent many summers in the 1980s in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington where he rented a studio above the Town Tavern. His artworks tell mythic stories about the West Coast landscape and the consequences of industrialization.
|Medium||Pastel on paper|
|Dimensions||25 in x 20 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Oregon, United States|
|Agency||Highline School District|
|Artwork Location||Hilltop Elementary|
Building 400, main hallway
|Site Type||Public School|
|Address||12250 24th Ave S|
Burien, WA 98168
|Geo. Coordinates||47.492993, -122.301603|
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