Floating Colors, 2018

Etsuko Ichikawa
(Japanese, born 1963)

Location: Pullman High School, Pullman


Floating Colors is an installation designed specifically for the entrance of Pullman High School in Eastern Washington. Artist Etsuko Ichikawa was inspired by “the soft curved landscape and its vivid colors, flocking birds, schooling fish, and words such as future forward, double rainbows, generations return, friendship.” As you explore the space from different floors and angles, from inside and outside, there are infinite ways to see the colorful dots line up in different arrangements that might prompt you to think about synchronization, natural formations, and harmony.

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


Artist Etsuko Ichikawa was born in Tokyo, Japan and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tokyo Zokei University. She moved to Seattle in 1993 and continued her development as a fine artist working with glass at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington. She is internationally recognized for her conceptual sculptures, installations, performances, and mixed-media artworks.

MediumCast resin and stainless steel
Dimensions5 ft 8 in x 16 ft x 4 ft (overall)
ID NumberWSAC2016.021.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyPullman School District
Artwork LocationPullman High School
Main entrance vestibule
WA CountyWhitman
Site TypePublic School
Address510 NW Greyhound Way
Pullman, WA 99163
Geo. Coordinates46.747020 | -117.185465
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