A Day in Walla Walla, 2010

Mauricio Robalino
(Ecuadorian, born 1953)

Location: Edison Elementary School, Walla Walla


Artist Mauricio Robalino's colorful and playful glass mosaic A Day in Walla Walla celebrates the city of Walla Walla in Southeast Washington. The mosaic was inspired by drawings that the school's students made with Robalino, as well as by his own exploration of the local area and city. Featured imagery includes animals, houses, horseback riding, salmon, a baseball game, the sun, and more.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Walla Walla School District and Department of Corrections.


Artist Mauricio Robalino creates colorful and whimsical artworks using a variety of materials, especially mosaics. His works are inspired by multicultural artistic traditions.
Robalino was born and grew up in Ecuador. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1983 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1988. He is based in Tacoma and has created numerous public and private commissions.

Material CategorySculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta
MediumGlass mosaic and concrete on wood
Dimensions6 ft x 44 ft x 4 in
ID NumberWSAC2010.001.002
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyWalla Walla Public Schools
Artwork LocationEdison Elementary School
First floor hallway
WA CountyWalla Walla
Site TypePublic School
Address1315 E. Alder St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-3598
Geo. Coordinates46.06818012608614 | -118.30865488441276
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