Forest Neighbors, 2000

Michael Dal Cerro
(American, born 1953)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia


Playing with gravity, scale, and context, artist Michael Dal Cerro created Forest Neighbors as a fictional visual narrative that causes tension between the real and imagined.

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


New Jersey-based artist Michael Dal Cerro utilizes painting, printmaking and digital media to create elaborately imagined compositions. Interested in the invention of forms and visual language, his works play with conventional perspective and figuration. Dal Cerro lived in Seattle, Washington between 1988 and 1993. Many of his artworks from that period depict imagery of the Pacific Northwest. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in 1975.

Material CategoryWork on paper - print
MediumWoodblock print on paper
Dimensions15 in x 12 in
ID NumberWSAC2000.200.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationNew Jersey, United States
Location Information
AgencyWashington State Arts Commission
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending re-siting.
WA CountyThurston
Site TypeState Agency
Address711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
Olympia, WA 98504
Geo. Coordinates47.041975 | -122.901474
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