Flight of the Spectrum, 2019

David Franklin
(American, born 1972)

Location: Seattle World School, Seattle


Northwest artist David Franklin's Flight of the Spectrum is a colorful installation of acrylic birds at Seattle World School. The artwork is inspired by the school's unique mission, which Franklin describes as "In this school we learn to fly together, no matter who you are, or where you come from."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Seattle Public Schools.


David Franklin's sculptures are influenced by Northwest Coast Native American traditions. He apprenticed with Master Carver Duane Pasco for ten years.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Franklin moved to the Northwest in 1992. He lives and works in Indianola, on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington.

MediumPlywood, nylon string, acrylic paint
Dimensions8 ft x 16 ft x 4 ft (overall)
ID NumberWSAC2017.026.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencySeattle Public Schools
Artwork LocationSeattle World School
Cafeteria, far wall, close to the windows
WA CountyKing
Site TypePublic School
Address1700 E. Union St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Geo. Coordinates47.6132, -122.3095
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