Bird, Iceberg and Whale, 1985

Heidi Oberheide
(Canadian, born 1943)

Location: Ocosta Junior-Senior High School, Westport


Artist Heidi Oberheide created the painting Bird, Iceberg and Whale . This piece overlays respresentational figures against an abstract background. It explores color relationships and elemental forms.

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


Eastern Washington artist Heidi Oberheide's work explores color relationships and elemental forms. Oberheide is inspired by the open spaces, unique vegetation, desert, canyons, and mountains of the West. She is also interested in the intersections between humans and nature.

Oberheide was born in Germany. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1969 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and printmaking in 1971, both from Southern Illinois University. In 1972, she co-founded St. Michael's Printshop in Newfoundland, Canada. She has lived and worked in Eastern Washington since 1983.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensions5 ft x 6 ft
ID NumberWSAC1987.013.000
Acquisition MethodCurated Selection
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyOcosta School District
Artwork LocationOcosta Junior-Senior High School
Commons, above room 111
WA CountyGrays Harbor
Site TypePublic School
Address2580 South Montesano St.
Westport, WA 98595
Geo. Coordinates46.864020, -124.101151
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