Artwork copyright Heidi Oberheide. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork copyright Heidi Oberheide. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission, 2017.
Bird, Iceberg and Whale, 1985
(Canadian, born 1943)
Location: Ocosta Junior-Senior High School, Westport
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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 Category||Painting - paint on fabric|
|Medium||Oil paint on canvas|
|Dimensions||5 ft x 6 ft|
|Acquisition Method||Curated Selection|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|
|Agency||Ocosta School District|
|Artwork Location||Ocosta Junior-Senior High School|
Commons, above room 111
|WA County||Grays Harbor|
|Site Type||Public School|
|Address||2580 South Montesano St.|
Westport, WA 98595
|Geo. Coordinates||46.864020, -124.101151|
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