Whirled, 1986

Bill Hoppe
(American, born 1945)

Location: Pierce College - Fort Steilacoom, Lakewood


Whirled is part of artist Bill Hoppe's series of six paintings created after moving to New York City. Energetic movement and patterns characterize the abstract composition. Circular forms repeat, overlap, and interact. He describes these pieces as "a visual record of my assimilation of aspects of life in New York with long established attitudes gained through the past sixteen years in the Northwest."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Pierce College.


Oregon-based artist Bill Hoppe creates paintings that investigate color, form, and nature through geometric abstraction. He is a professor of art at Central Oregon Community College. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University in Minnesota in 1967. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1973.

MediumAcrylic paint, pencil, and ink on paper
Dimensions53 in x 33 1/2 in
ID NumberWSAC1987.027.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyPierce College District
Artwork LocationPierce College - Fort Steilacoom
Cascade Building, 3rd Floor, Cascade Division Offices Area
WA CountyPierce
Site TypeCollege
Address9401 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Geo. Coordinates47.171990 | -122.570875
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