Six of the Line Series, 1982

Edward Humpherys
(Nationality unknown)

Location: Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla


Six of the Line Series is an abstract sculpture created by artist Edward Humpherys. It is part of his body of work exploring the idea of a "three dimensional line drawing." He notes that the forms have no reference to any specific object. He encourages viewers to "look instead at the line-like tubes and how they enclose space to make shapes. Look at the patterns these shapes or voids make and how they affect one another in their size and placement."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections.


Walla Walla-based artist Edward Humpherys creates large-scale sculptures for public spaces. He received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from California State University at Chico. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and ceramics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
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MediumCast aluminum
Dimensions5 ft 5 1/2 in x 5 ft 9 in x 7 ft 11 in
ID NumberWSAC1983.126.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Corrections
Artwork LocationWashington State Penitentiary
Institution entry in circle by flag pole
WA CountyWalla Walla
Site TypeState Agency
Address1313 North 13th Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Geo. Coordinates46.078399, -118.358304
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