Artwork copyright David Griggs. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Artwork copyright David Griggs. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.

Artwork copyright David Griggs. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Flora Nova, 2005

David Griggs
(American, born 1955)

Location: Yakima Valley College, Yakima


David Grigg's Flora Nova celebrates the power of technology in its form and iconography at Yakima Valley Technical College's Deccio Center, a hub for interactive distance learning.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima Valley Community College.


Denver, Colorado based artist David Griggs creates public art installations. His approach to design engages the physical qualities and the social context of the site. He creates work that “aspires for that act of recognition when truth is found in humor, when identity and meaning are found in metaphor.” He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1977. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1984.

Material CategorySculpture - mixed media
MediumCarbon steel, aluminum, cast fiberglass, and acrylic
Dimensions21 ft x 7 ft x 7 ft
ID NumberWSAC2003.072.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationColorado, United States
Location Information
AgencyYakima Valley College
Artwork LocationYakima Valley College
Deccio Higher Education Center lobby, NW corner
WA CountyYakima
Site TypeCollege
AddressWest Nob Hill Blvd. & South 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Geo. Coordinates46.587265 | -120.526452
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