A Revision of Habitat, 1993

Joanne Hammer
(American, born 1947)

Location: North Seattle College, Seattle


A Revision of Habitat is part of artist Joanne Hammer's series of layered works on paper that feature gestural and spontaneous imagery. This piece features multiple bird figures and landscape forms that reference a pond near the artist's studio. This piece investigates our relationship to nature and our responsibility to protect fragile habitats.

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


Northwest painter and mosaic artist Joanne Hammer creates artworks that explore concepts of time and intuition.

Born in Seattle, Hammer studied as an undergraduate at the University of Washington and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in textile design from the University of Hawaii in 1977. She returned to the Pacific Northwest, settling on Vashon Island in South Puget Sound, Western Washington, where she lives and works.

Material CategoryWork on paper - painting
MediumOil paint and wax on paper
Dimensions22 1/4 in x 30 in (sheet)
ID NumberWSAC1995.330.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyNorth Seattle College
Artwork LocationNorth Seattle College
Wellness center, 1st floor, East side near manager's office
WA CountyKing
Site TypeCollege
Address9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Geo. Coordinates47.699526, -122.332034
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