The Islands of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by the Oceans of the World for You, Oh My Darling


Alice Aycock builds on historic and religious references—in architecture, painting, and illustration—in her interpretation of Mount Meru, a sacred mountain considered the center of the world in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology. The work acts as fountain, contrasting the natural and the manmade, as water courses through the negative spaces formed by the cast concrete. This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Western Washington University.

Installed, 1987