Second Wave, 1988

Steve Jensen
(American, born 1955)

Location: Yakima Valley College - Grandview, Grandview


The power and beauty of the sea as a wave hits the shore inspired artist Steve Jensen's bronze sculpture Second Wave . The composition highlights the curving flow and movement of water. The artist notes, "The Sea is ingrained in my heritage. My Norwegian father, and his father before him, were fishermen. I grew up on and around the water. The sea is likewise a part of our collective heritage. It is the life force in our world."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima Valley Community College.


Seattle-based artist Steve Jensen creates carved wooden and metal sculptures. Growing up on his father's fishing boat, his artworks are influenced by Norwegian carving, boat-building, and fishing traditions. He notes, "I come from a long tradition of Norwegian fishermen and boat builders. The chisels I use have been passed from my grandfather to my father to me. The craftsmanship of my work speaks to the universality and the timelessness of carving."

Dimensions5 ft x 12 ft
ID NumberWSAC1992.100.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyYakima Valley College
Artwork LocationYakima Valley College - Grandview
Outside, main entry, covered walkway
WA CountyYakima
Site TypeCollege
Address500 West Main Street
Grandview, WA 98930
Geo. Coordinates46.255424, -119.907664
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