Migrations, 1992

Patricia Ravarra
(American, born 1947)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia


Migrations is a sculptural installation created by artist Patricia Ravarra. The piece is comprised of twenty woven elements, created using dyed fishing wire which traps and refracts light. Ravarra notes "what specifically interests me is how colors interact and how color is transformed by light."

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


Artist Patricia Ravarra creates textile sculptures that explore the interaction of color, texture, and light.

Ravarra earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree (1971) in fine art and a Master of Arts degree (1979) in textile arts from San Francisco State University. She was awarded a Fulbright grant in 1977 for advanced tapestry design to study with Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. She is based in San Francisco, California.

MediumFiber sculpture
Dimensions20 in x 12 in x 12 in x 12 in
ID NumberWSAC1997.020.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationCalifornia, United States
Location Information
AgencyWashington State Arts Commission
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending conservation, framing, re-siting, or return to site.
WA CountyThurston
Site TypeState Agency
Address711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
Olympia, WA 98504
Geo. Coordinates47.041975, -122.901474
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