The Vision, 1996

Susie Bevins-Ericsen
(American | Inupiat, born 1941)

Location: Clallam Bay Corrections Center, Clallam Bay


Native Alaskan artist Susie Bevins-Ericsen created the sculptural installation The Vision for Clallam Bay Corrections Center. It is comprised of 25 painted aluminum elements. She based the images on "legends and visions used by Native American elders for instruction and to pass wisdom and knowledge about the spiritual realm to the next generation."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections.


Native Alaskan artist Susie Bevins-Ericsen (Inupiat) creates mixed media sculptures. Her traditional Inupiat name is "Qimmiqsak". Inupiat stories she heard as a child in Alaska often inspire her artworks, which celebrate Native-Alaskan culture and speak to the survival of a people. She is based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Material CategorySculpture - coated metals
MediumPainted and formed aluminum
DimensionsOverall installation 15 ft x 80 ft
ID NumberWSAC1993.163.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationAlaska, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Corrections
Artwork LocationClallam Bay Corrections Center
Outer façade of institution
WA CountyClallam
Site TypeState Agency
Address1830 Eagle Crest Way
Clallam Bay, WA 98326
Geo. Coordinates48.240047, -124.287102
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