Metal Mural, 1990

Bill Whipple
(American, born 1947)

Location: Franklin High School, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Metal Mural by artist Bill Whipple combines various metal materials into a checkerboard installation. Created to stimulate thought and conversation about the purpose of tools and the process of making, the installation is bordered by descriptions of basic tool uses. It is installed at the entrance to the woodshop at Franklin High School.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest artist Bill Whipple creates viewer-activated sculptures made of various materials including wood and metal. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1970.

ARTWORK DETAILS
Material CategorySculpture - coated metals
MediumMetal
Dimensions9 ft 4 in x 14 ft
ID NumberWSAC1989.048.001
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencySeattle Public Schools
Artwork LocationFranklin High School
1st floor, outside woodshop, room 27
WA CountyKing
PlacementInterior
Site TypePublic School
Address3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd
Seattle, WA 98144
Geo. Coordinates47.576131, -122.292925
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