Things to Consider, 2017
(American, born 1950)
Location: Union Ridge Elementary School
Exterior facade of building, primarily south and west sides
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Northwest artist Garth Edwards creates playful, figurative works on paper, sculptures, and installations. He studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwest Washington. He has taught at Portland Community College and the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts.
|Dimensions||20 ft x 342 ft x 1 in (overall)|
|Acquisition Method||Site responsive commission|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|