Tree of Man #5, 1988

Barbara Eiswerth
(American, born 1955)

Location: Mountain Way Elementary, Granite Falls


Artist Barbara Eiswerth's monotype print Tree of Man #5 is part of a series that focuses on how we mistreat our natural forests and lands. She created the series during an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She based the imagery on clear-cut forests in Oregon. She notes, “It is our responsibility to take care of our land as if we loved it, not as if it is an enemy to be destroyed. Taking care of nature, as we want it to take care of us."

Monotypes are unique prints created by painting with inks directly onto the printing plate. Eiswerth noted that "It is the most spontaneous of any printmaking form, this is why I like it... This process is extremely challenging and equally rewarding: when you pull a perfect print."

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


Portland, Oregon-based artist Barbara Eiswerth creates artworks that address environmental issues through an imaginative, personal lens. Raised in Pennsylvania, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lock Haven University. She studied abroad in Poland and England as part of her degree. She later attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Dimensions43 1/2 in x 29 3/4 in
ID NumberWSAC1990.214.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyGranite Falls School District
Artwork LocationMountain Way Elementary
Main hall
WA CountySnohomish
Site TypePublic School
Address702 N Granite Ave.
Granite Falls, WA 98252
Geo. Coordinates48.089237 | -121.970501
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