Terminus, 2002

Brian Goldbloom
(American, born 1950)

Location: University of Washington - Tacoma, Tacoma


Terminus is located at the heart of the University of Washington Tacoma campus. The artwork consists of several balanced abstract suitcase forms among one realistic suitcase carved from granite. The sculpture represents Tacoma's place as the western end of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.


Artist Brian Goldbloom creates site-specific sculptural installations in public spaces using mainly natural stone materials. His artworks interact with their surrounding environment and architecture and invite viewers to become active participants in the spaces they use.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Oregon in 1974 and pursued graduate studies at the University of Oregon in 1974-75. He has over thirty years of experience working with stone.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumGranite rock, stainless steel, and fluorescent lights
Dimensions8-12 in x up to 27 ft x up to 26 ft
ID NumberWSAC2000.001.00A-L
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyUniversity of Washington
Artwork LocationUniversity of Washington - Tacoma
North of Keystone building, Near Prairie Line Trail
WA CountyPierce
Site TypeUniversity
Address1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Geo. Coordinates47.245602, -122.437729
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