Magdalena Abakanowicz
Bronze with beeswax. 15' h.

A deeply rooted respect for and close observation of nature have always been reflected in Abakanowicz's preference for materials and themes. As part of the "Hand-like Trees" series begun in the nineties. Abakanowicz's sculpture "represents a metaphoric bridge between a form of nature and a human form." The artist chose the site at the south end of campus because she felt her work would link the natural beauty of the area, such as the trees of Sehome Hill, with the human activity of the campus.

Audio interpretation of Manus

Photo Credit: 
Jesse Sturgis
Western Washington University in partnership with one-half of one percent for art law, Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission.

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