Artwork copyright Margaretha Bootsma. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.

Made the World, 1997

Margaretha Bootsma
(Canadian, born 1953, died 2011)

Location: Glenridge Elementary, Kent

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Late artist Margaretha Bootsma created Made the World from materials and ideas collected during an artist residency in northern British Columbia, Canada. Inspired by an aboriginal story in which a muskrat forms man from clay, this piece combines symbolically rich materials, including poplar bark, clay, and scrap metal.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Kent School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Late artist Margaretha Bootsma created mixed media and found object artworks and installations. These constructions form a visual dialogue about material, history, and identity.
Bootsma lived and worked in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ARTWORK DETAILS
Material CategorySculpture - mixed media
MediumBrass, steel, plastic, and acrylic on wood
Dimensions11 in x 27 in
ID NumberWSAC1998.200.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Location Information
AgencyKent School District
Artwork LocationGlenridge Elementary
Main hall
WA CountyKing
PlacementInterior
Site TypePublic School
Address19405 120th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98058
Geo. Coordinates47.428276 | -122.182903
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