Earth Skin #3: Power and Magic, 1993

Wendy Franklund Miller
(American, born 1943)

Location: Kulshan Middle School, Bellingham


Earth Skin #3: Power and Magic is a handmade paper and aluminum assemblage by artist Wendy Franklund Miller. The composition of this piece is inspired by the structure of a quilt, and the contrast of materials references the vulnerability of nature and humanity. Franklund Miller notes that this piece intends to portray "the soft, pliable nature of the earth itself versus the cold, hard, unforgiving slap of machines and chemicals."

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


Spokane, Eastern Washington-based artist Wendy Franklund Miller creates artworks using a variety of materials, including artist-made paper, encaustic paintings (made using melted wax), and photography. Her artworks explore a visual language of forms and symbols.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumArtist-made paper and aluminum
Dimensions27 1/2 in x 21 1/2 in
ID NumberWSAC1995.157.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyBellingham School District
Artwork LocationKulshan Middle School
300 Wing, Hallway
WA CountyWhatcom
Site TypePublic School
Address1250 Kenoyer Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229
Geo. Coordinates48.745818 | -122.432842
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