Student-assembled sculpture to be relocated to wetland March 12

Tyler Crebar
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:31am
Communications and Marketing intern

Western Washington University students participating in the Art and Ecology program will relocate a sculpture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 to a boggy area outside of Western’s Fine Arts building.

Students spent a week assembling the sculpture under the guidance of Seattle artist John Grade. The sculpture, which is made of raw materials found in nature, was completed on March 4 and has been on display in the Western Gallery. It will be relocated to the boggy area to be observed over time as it decays as part of the exploration of the effect of time and the elements.

The Art and Ecology program is a collaboration between Western’s Huxley College of the Environment and its College of Fine and Performing Arts, and incorporates other programs, such as the Western Reads program, as well.

The exhibit and relocation ceremony are open to the public and are free of charge. The Western Gallery is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Sundays. The Western Gallery is located near the southern end of the Fine Arts building.

More information about the Art and Ecology program is available at