Silver Tower with Bird, 1994

Gerry Newcomb
(American, born 1951)

Location: John Newbery Elementary, Wenatchee


Silver Tower with Bird’ is a glass sculpture by artist Gerry Newcomb. The vertical composition is inspired by a sculpture called ‘Endless Column’ by famous Italian sculptor Constantine Brancusi. The glass sculpture features hard edges and curved forms. The artist notes, “My ideas for my work start with the ideals of man constructing something for himself. Not only a structure to be in as shelter but structures for larger community. Meeting places, storage places, manufacturing spaces, places to travel through, religious spaces.”

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


Northwest glass artist Gerry Newcomb uses kiln-cast glass to create complex wall sculptures, architectural panels, tables, and light fixtures. His artworks invite the viewer's energetic interaction while playing with form, light, and texture.

MediumCast glass
Dimensions3 11 in x 7 in x 10 in
ID NumberWSAC1995.282.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyWenatchee School District
Artwork LocationJohn Newbery Elementary
Main Hall, south end
WA CountyChelan
Site TypePublic School
Address850 Western Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Geo. Coordinates47.432797 | -120.347449
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