Simple Machines: Pulley, 2016

Bruce Andersen and Shannon Andersen
Bruce Andersen (American, born 1968); Shannon Andersen (American, born 1967)

Location: Green River College, Auburn


Located on the breezeway of the Trades and Industry Building, Simple Machines: Pulley is part of a series of six sculptures by artists Bruce and Shannon Andersen, inspired by the curriculum taught inside the building. Capturing the essence of elemental machines and principles of mechanics, the artists simplified forms to create immediately recognizable objects that also succeed as formal sculptures.

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


Northwest artists Bruce Andersen and Shannon Andersen collaborate to create site-responsive sculptural installations. Their artwork "integrates innovative mediums, with natural light, shadow, landscape and the built environment to create compelling interactive installations. Our projects incorporate sustainable methods, with traditional fabrication techniques, responsive to the environmental texture and unique identity of their surroundings."

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumStainless steel, galvanized steel
Dimensions13 ft 6 in x 2 ft x 1 ft 6 in
ID NumberWSAC2014.016.006
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyGreen River College
Artwork LocationGreen River College
Exterior to the Trades Technologies Building (TT)
WA CountyKing
Site TypeCollege
Address12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092
Geo. Coordinates47.314422, -122.177017
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