Wing, 2015

Dick Weiss
(American, born 1946)

Location: Shorewood High School, Shoreline


Wing is one of two stained glass artworks created by artist Dick Weiss for Shorewood High School, located north of Seattle. The imagery depicts a colorful and geometrically abstracted bird's wing. Weiss was partly inspired by modern art, folk art, and Native American art.

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


Seattle-based artist Dick Weiss is known for his large, glass, window installations. He has been working with stained glass since 1971. He creates glass and two-dimensional artworks that combine folk and contemporary art traditions. In his own words, "Stained glass has been a handmaiden to architecture for hundreds of years. I like that. I like its traditional, hand-built quality. It feels very human. I’ve been doing stained glass since 1971.
Weiss was born in Everett, Western Washington and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in Connecticut. He is the recipient of 1981 and 1987 craftsman grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington, and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

Material CategorySculpture - glass
MediumStained glass
Dimensions10 3/4 ft x 7 1/2 ft (overall)
ID NumberWSAC2013.013.002
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyShoreline School District
Artwork LocationShorewood High School
Commons area
WA CountyKing
Site TypePublic School
Address17300 Fremont North
Shoreline, WA 98133
Geo. Coordinates47.7554, -122.34868
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