Circle of Light, 1992

Richard C. Elliott
(American, born 1945, died 2008)

Location: Yakima Valley Sundome, Yakima


Late artist Richard C. "Dick" Elliott is best known for his large-scale sculptural installations using industrial-grade reflectors. Circle of Light draws inspiration from local Native American basketry patterns. Elliott utilized over 48,000 reflectors to create the detailed geometric patterns. It is installed along the outside of the Yakima Valley Sundome. Each reflector catches the Yakima sunshine. Together they create a beautiful monument to light and color.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima County Commission.


Late artist Richard C. "Dick" Elliott created large-scale, sculptural installations using industrial-grade reflectors. Composed of intricate and symbolic geometric patterns, his works are celebrated for showing variations of light and dynamic interactions between colors. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 2007. Most of his work and life was based in Ellensburg, Central Washington.

MediumReflectors on concrete
Dimensions5 ft 4 in x 880 ft
ID NumberWSAC1992.125.00A-X
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyYakima County
Artwork LocationYakima Valley Sundome
On building exterior, encircling the roof-line
WA CountyYakima
Site TypeOther
Address1301 South Fair Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
Geo. Coordinates46.589086 | -120.486514
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