Soft Violet Burn, 1985

Barbara Noah
(American, born 1949)

Location: Ridgetop Middle School, Silverdale


Artist Barbara Noah's photograph Soft Violet Burn uses a dye transfer process to alter the colors of an original image. This piece is part of a series about fire, which the artist sees "as a symbol of strong emotion and warmth. It is also an element that transforms matter, and it becomes magical and more than real when its color is altered, in this case to violet."

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


Seattle-based mixed-media artist Barbara Noah creates conceptual artworks, including photographs, sculptures and paintings.
Noah has taught art at national colleges and universities, including Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington, both in Seattle. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Mills College in Oakland, California and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Noah received the 2011 Twining Humber Award for lifetime artistic achievement.

Material CategoryWork on paper - photograph
MediumDye transfer print
Dimensions12 1/2 in x 19 in
ID NumberWSAC1989.025.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyCentral Kitsap School District
Artwork LocationRidgetop Middle School
Angled wall by room 120
WA CountyKitsap
Site TypePublic School
Address10600 Hillsboro Dr NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Geo. Coordinates47.658564 | -122.668296
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