Untitled, 1977

Larry Tate
(American, born 1947)

Location: Washington State University, Pullman


Artist Larry Tate created this abstract sculpture for the Washington State University campus. Large, angular forms project from the ground in different and opposing angles, creating a sense of tension. He connected the large bronze pieces at unlikely angles using cables and turnbuckles, adding to this sense of tension. He notes that the cables "extend the boundaries of the sculpture and allow it to encompass a larger area."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State University.


Seattle-based artist Larry Tate co-owned Fabrication Specialties, a renowned fine art contractor that worked with artists to fabricate sculptures from 1979-2021. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1971. He served as an Instructional Technician in sculptural techniques at the University of Washington before founding Fabrication Specialties.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumBronze and stainless steel cable
Dimensions12 ft x 12 ft x 20 ft
ID NumberWSAC1976.066.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyWashington State University
Artwork LocationWashington State University
Agricultural Sciences Building plaza, in front of Hulbert Hall
WA CountyWhitman
Site TypeUniversity
AddressWilson Road and NE Stadium Way
Pullman, WA 99164
Geo. Coordinates46.731436, -117.155664
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