You Are Here, 2006

Kim Brown
(American, born 1954)

Location: Eastern Washington University, Cheney


Artist Kim Brown's You Are Here draws quiet attention to two habitual student paths that cross each other, on the Eastern Washington University campus in Spokane. She has marked each path with granite cobblestones, prompting students to notice their daily rituals. At one side, the stones rise to different levels and serve as a place for students and staff to gather and sit. The artist notes that the paths are “reminders that intersecting moments comprise our lives, experienced by paying attention to here and now.”

You can see a book by artist Kim Brown of collected quotes and images that inspired the sculpture. It is linked as a PDF under "Lesson Plans and Documents". A copy of this book is located in the Eastern Washington University library.

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


Kim Brown is a Seattle-based artist who creates site-specific installations and public art.
Brown studied architecture and art, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles in 1988. She has lived and worked mainly on the west coast of the U.S., from California to Alaska. From 1996-2002, she taught at the University of Alaska at Anchorage.

Material CategorySculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta
MediumGranite cobble, basalt, lawn daisy, and book
Dimensions2 in x 12 in x 392 ft
ID NumberWSAC2005.040.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyEastern Washington University
Artwork LocationEastern Washington University
Lawn, East of Computing & Engineering Sciences Building
WA CountySpokane
Site TypeUniversity
Address526 5th St.
Cheney, WA 99004
Geo. Coordinates47.489534 | -117.584658
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