Pacific Madrone Knot, 1989

Earl Olsen
(American, born 1936)

Location: South Seattle College, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Pacific Madrone Knot was taken by photographer Earl Olsen on Orcas Island, Washington in 1989, while on a walk in early morning. This piece captures the varying texture and color of the Madrone tree, which commonly grows along coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest, and is known for its beautiful peeling bark and dense wood.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with South Seattle Community College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest photographer Earl Olsen creates his images to "see the unseen in the commonplace that surrounds us every day." He lives and works on Whidbey Island, Northwestern Washington.

ARTWORK DETAILS
Material CategoryWork on paper - photograph
MediumIncorporated color coupler print on paper
Dimensions18 in x 12 in
ID NumberWSAC1996.237.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencySouth Seattle College
Artwork LocationSouth Seattle College
Judge Warren & Nobie Chan Education Center Building (CEC), Room 102
WA CountyKing
PlacementInterior
Site TypeCollege
Address6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Geo. Coordinates47.551142 | -122.352393
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