Artwork copyright Robert Haft. Photo courtesy of the artist.
The Widening Gyre, 1985
(American, born 1949)
Location: Lister Elementary School, Tacoma
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The Widening Gyre is part of artist Robert Haft's series titled "Excerpts from a Visual Diary." The series documents the daily lives of his family. This image captures the artist's wife as seen from the top of a spiral slide that had been used as a fire-escape at his old elementary school in Walla Walla.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Tacoma School District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Northwest photographer Bob Haft creates documentary images that explore the limitations and possibilities of visual and verbal language. Much of his work focuses on the honest depiction of the inner lives and experiences of children.
Haft received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Washington State University in Pullman, Eastern Washington. Based in Olympia, Washington, Haft teaches at The Evergreen State College.
|Medium||Gelatin silver print|
|Dimensions||11 in x 14 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|
|Agency||Tacoma Public Schools|
|Artwork Location||Lister Elementary School|
|Site Type||Public School|
|Address||2106 E 44th St|
Tacoma, WA 984044645
|Geo. Coordinates||47.216048 | -122.399842|
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