Theory of Everything, 2006

Fernanda D'Agostino
(American, born 1950)

Location: Everett Community College, Everett


Theory of Everything is part of artist Fernanda D'Agostino's six-part installation in the Whitehorse Hall plaza at Everett Community College. Patterns and theories from physics inspired her playful forms. She notes, "My project uses these forms, drawn from contemporary physics, to create a series of metaphorical sculptures for the lower courtyard. In each instance, dynamic forms are captured in the act of transformation, evoking both the evolving understanding of contemporary physicists and the power of the creative act." In this way, the installation brings together the arts and sciences. Both of these disciplines are taught in Whitehorse Hall.

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


Portland, Oregon-based artist Fernanda D'Agostino creates sculptural and video-based installations for public spaces. She has collaborated with the late artist Valerie Otani (1947-2020) on site-specific projects since 1993. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. She has served as an artist-in-residence at Sarah Lawrence College in New York State, The American Academy of Rome, International Artists Village in Yichang, China, and other institutions.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumBronze, stainless steel, and basalt
Dimensions12 ft x 4 ft x 3 1/2 ft
ID NumberWSAC2004.048.00A
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyEverett Community College
Artwork LocationEverett Community College
Arts and Science Building plaza (Whitehorse Hall)
WA CountySnohomish
Site TypeCollege
Address2000 Tower St.
Everett, WA 98201
Geo. Coordinates48.005199 | -122.202090
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