The Four Elements

This series of four relief sculptures is installed in the Science Building at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Each sculpture depicts a personification of one of the four elements – Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (in Western thought that is – many Eastern traditions include a fifth element as well).  Many of the images and patterns within the sculptures draw on cultural traditions from around the world, a reference to the universality of scientific thought and discovery.

Earth, 44″ x 44″ x 1.5″, architecural terra cotta, slips, and glazes

 

Air, 44″ x 44″ x 1.5″, architecural terra cotta, slips, and glazes
Water, 44″ x 44″ x 1.5″, architecural terra cotta, slips, and glazes
Fire, 44″ x 44″ x 1.5″, architecural terra cotta, slips, and glazes

 

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