Privacy Window, 1975

Gloria Crouse
(American, born 1925, died 2011)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia


Privacy Window’ is a mixed media construction created by late artist Gloria Crouse. The sculpture features 36 wooden frames. Inside each frame, different fibers, plastics, and metal components are woven, knotted, and wrapped together. She termed each unique composition an “exploration.”

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Natural Resources.


Northwest fiber artist Gloria Crouse (1925-2011) created imaginative textiles and sculptures that explored color, texture and form. Evolving out of the craft of traditional rug-hooking, Crouse pursued innovative techniques and used unexpected materials to express each piece's conceptual content. She lived in Olympia and on Vashon Island, both in Western Washington.

Material CategorySculpture - mixed media
MediumLinen, cotton, wool, metal, plastic, and wood
Dimensions29 1/4 in x 29 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in
ID NumberWSAC1979.019.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, 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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