Wheat Country, 2014

Kathleen Frugé Brown
(American, born 1955)

Location: Davenport Elementary/Middle School, Davenport


Wheat Country shows an invented landscape of stylized and abstracted rolling fields that is very similar to the countryside around the small town of Davenport, in Eastern Washington. The artwork is one of two glass tile mosaics by artist Kathleen Frugé Brown that grace the entrance of Davenport Elementary School. Frugé Brown researched what the landscape meant to the Davenport’s identity and history, and drove around the area painting and photographing the local landscape. The mosaics are based on her original paintings.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Davenport School District.


Kathleen Frugé Brown is a painter and printmaker who creates artworks for public installation. Her work is inspired by and celebrates the Pacific Northwest wilderness. She states, "My hope is to share that with others, through paintings that invite viewers into a special place and moment, and through public art that strengthens and celebrates viewers' connection to their own landscape."

Frugé Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Material CategorySculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta
MediumGlass mosaic
Dimensions4 ft x 22 ft
ID NumberWSAC2013.038.001
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyDavenport School District
Artwork LocationDavenport Elementary/Middle School
WA CountyLincoln
Site TypePublic School
Address601 Washington St.
Davenport, WA 99122
Geo. Coordinates47.649417, -118.149771
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