The Orchard, 1984

Jo Fyfe
(American, born 1941)

Location: Cashmere High School, Cashmere

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

The Orchard is part of artist Jo Fyfe’s series of three painted sculptures commissioned for Cashmere High School. Each circular piece was constructed from various wooden, metal, and organic materials. The artworks depict significant events in Cashmere’s history. The Orchard depicts stylized fruit trees using different types of wood. This piece celebrates the fruit industry, and its importance to the region.

You can also read more about the selection and creation of this artwork in the PDF document linked under "Lesson Plans and Documents".

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Spokane, Eastern Washington-based artist Jo Fyfe explores color, texture, and narrative using a variety of materials and found objects.
Born in Omak, Northeastern Washington, her artworks are influenced by the heritage of Native American cultures of the interior Pacific Northwest.

ARTWORK DETAILS
Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumMultimedia stretched canvas painting
Dimensions44 in diameter, one of three
ID NumberWSAC1983.191.002
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyCashmere School District
Artwork LocationCashmere High School
Main entrance, brick wall on right
WA CountyChelan
PlacementInterior
Site TypePublic School
Address329 Tigner Road
Cashmere, WA 98815
Geo. Coordinates47.513394 | -120.478588
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