Artwork copyright Margaretha Bootsma. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.
Made the World, 1997
(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.
|Material Category||Sculpture - mixed media|
|Medium||Brass, steel, plastic, and acrylic on wood|
|Dimensions||11 in x 27 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||British Columbia, Canada|