Madera, 1995

Miro Fitzgerald
(American, born 1946)

Location: Hallett Elementary, Medical Lake


Madera is an expressively colorful abstract painting by artist Miro Fitzgerald. This piece is part of a body of work composed using a metronome to guide the artist's layering of repetitive brushstrokes. She notes, "The intent of the work is not to have the mind see objects or realistic elements in the work but rather regard it as a movement, a pattern of depth and motion much like one would view water patterns, the movement of sleet, snow, or the aerial perspective one experiences while flying and looking down."

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


Arizona-based artist Miro Fitzgerald creates colorful and gestural abstract and impressionistic paintings. She describes her works, which highlight individual brushstrokes, as sensory and molecular. She previously lived in Ocean Shores, Washington.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions3 ft x 4 ft
ID NumberWSAC1996.033.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationArizona, United States
Location Information
AgencyMedical Lake School District
Artwork LocationHallett Elementary
5th grade hallway
WA CountySpokane
Site TypePublic School
Address524 S Hallett St.
Medical Lake, WA 99022
Geo. Coordinates47.568312, -117.678220
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