Things to Consider, 2017

Garth Edwards
(American, born 1950)

Location: Union Ridge Elementary School, Ridgefield


Artist Garth Edwards created many plant and animal figures for his installation Things to Consider . Cut from aluminum sheeting, they circle the outside of Union Ridge Elementary. The figures are grouped into different scenes, sparking students' and teachers' imagination and curiosity. In his body of work, Edwards often strives for open-ended stories, delight, and wonder. At Union Ridge, his playfulness extends to the extra bird panel he installed inside the school. This additional element is not 'officially' part of the State Art Collection.

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


Northwest artist Garth Edwards creates playful, figurative works on paper, sculptures, and installations. He studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington. He has taught at Portland Community College and the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts.

Dimensions20 ft x 342 ft x 1 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC2016.007.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyRidgefield School District
Artwork LocationUnion Ridge Elementary School
Exterior facade of building, primarily south and west sides
WA CountyClark
Site TypePublic School
Address330 North 5th Ave.
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Geo. Coordinates45.817878 | -122.742010
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