Atlas Aged, 1992

Jack Archibald
(American, born 1950)

Location: Kent Prairie Elementary, Arlington


Artist Jack Archibald created the stained-glass window Atlas Aged as part of his series 'Science Fiction Mythologies.' The series explores symbols and hieroglyphs using organic and abstract forms. Archibald asks the viewer to “think of the universe as if viewed through a microscope.” He continues, "I try to combine a sense of awe with the whimsy I feel for a world I never expect to understand."

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


Glass artist Jack Archibald uses light to animate the colors and abstract shapes in his stained glass artworks. In his own words, "As a stained glass artist, I work with light. Glass is uniquely interactive with light, its transitions, its intensities, its colors. Throughout the day, a window constantly undergoes transformation. The changing light animates the glass."

Archibald earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (1972) from the University of Wisconsin. In 1981, he established the private studio called "Revisionary Glassworks" on Camano Island, on North Puget Sound, Western Washington.

MediumLeaded glass
Dimensions36 in x 14 in
ID NumberWSAC1995.255.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyArlington Public Schools
Artwork LocationKent Prairie Elementary
Entrance, Window
WA CountySnohomish
Site TypePublic School
Address8110 207th St NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Geo. Coordinates48.183823, -122.119433
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