Twins on a Wire, 1999

Jane Burns
(American, born 1957)

Location: TOPS K-8 School at Seward, Seattle


Created as part of artist Jane Burns' series of paintings that feature twins, Twins on a Wire depicts two figures working together to hold up a door. Play features largely in this series and acts as a metaphor for communication, coorporation, and embracing different points of view.

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


While working as an illustrator and graphic designer, Northwest artist Jane Burns continues to create fine art paintings, prints, and multimedia artworks. Often inspired by children, Burns' artworks bridge the gap between fine art and functional objects. She has illustrated children's books and designed children's games like "Tiddley Winks." She lives and works in Bellingham, Northwestern Washington.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions18 in x 14 in
ID NumberWSAC2000.173.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencySeattle Public Schools
Artwork LocationTOPS K-8 School at Seward
Outside main office
WA CountyKing
Site TypePublic School
Address3311 NE 60th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Geo. Coordinates47.642485 | -122.324236
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