Location: Marcus Whitman Elementary School, Richland, WA
Medium: Colored pencils, wood, paint
Dimensions: 5.5’ high x 25.5’ wide
Year completed: 2017
Located in the central stairwell of the Marcus Whitman Elementary School, Vista is an installation that is meant to encourage and support the student body to discover, explore, and cherish the unique landscape of the Columbia River Basin. Constructed from thousands of cut colored pencils glued into birch and maple geometrical frames and coated with UV protected acrylic resin. The artwork is inspired by the rivers, shrub steppe, hills, and mountains of the region that are just outside of the school’s doors. Wherever these students go in their futures, it is our hope that Vista can serve as a reminder of where they came from.