"Wings Around The World" Mobile, Chief Umtuch Middle School, Battle Ground, Wash.

2011, cut aluminum, steel hangers and cable, glass, acrylic paint. Entire mobile approx. 20 ft. high x 12 ft. wide x 12 ft. deep

A freely turning mobile designed to fit into a specific central atrium area. The winged figures illustrate key units of the the Chief Umtuch Middle School history curriculum: local Native American tribes, pioneers making their way to the Northwest, mediaeval Europe, Japan (Asia), and the ancient cultures of the Middle East, Meso-America, and Egypt (Africa); 6 disks represent the Earth, new moon, full moon, sun, Milky Way, American flag.

Commissioning agency: WSAC

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Video: "Wings Around The World Mobile." Artist Terry Furchgott. Commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission and the Battle Ground School District for Chief Umtuch Middle School, Battle Ground, Wash., 2011. Video Production: Nick Krause and Ted Schelvan.

 

On site view of mobile seen from second floor balcony. Photo courtesy of Sean Griffin.

 

On site view of mobile. Detail photo courtesy of Sean Griffin.

 

Asia Figure, Japan. Photo courtesy of Richard Nicol.

 

Meso American Figure. Photo courtesy of Richard Nicol.

 

 

Pioneers Crossing the Rocky Mountains. Photo courtesy of Richard Nicol.

 

 

Mediaeval Knight and Dragon. Photo courtesy of Richard Nicol.