Ponderstone (3), 1980

Brian Goldbloom
(American, born 1950)

Location: Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens


Ponderstone (3) is an abstract stone sculpture created by artist Brian Goldbloom for Lake Stevens High School. He constructed the abstract sculpture from three blocks of granite. He notes, "The two broad faces of the piece are made up of vertical undulating forms. The forms in the center of the piece are twisted in juxtaposition to the upper and lower portions." The forms suggest draped fabric, or the effect of air rippling water.

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


Artist Brian Goldbloom creates site-specific sculptural installations in public spaces using mainly natural stone materials. His artworks interact with their surrounding environment and architecture and invite viewers to become active participants in the spaces they use.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Oregon in 1974 and pursued graduate studies at the University of Oregon in 1974-75. He has over thirty years of experience working with stone.

MediumSierra white granite rock
Dimensions11 ft x 4 ft x 1 ft
ID NumberWSAC1980.071.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyLake Stevens School District
Artwork LocationLake Stevens High School
Inner courtyard
WA CountySnohomish
Site TypePublic School
Address2908 113th Ave NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Geo. Coordinates48.022717, -122.079986
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