Breaker

Adam Kuby

After a fire destroyed Aberdeen, Washington’s historic J.M. Weatherwax High School, the community rallied to save and reimagine the the hand-carved stones that had adorned the building’s facade since 1909.

© Adam Kuby, Breaker, 2012

With the vision of artist Adam Kuby and the guidance of 4Culture, the stones now live as an artwork of landscape and light, transformed into a cresting ocean wave along Aberdeen’s busiest thoroughfare. They speak to their original schoolhouse home, as Kuby points out: "Implicit in every wave is not just the past and the present but also the future—the next wave. What will the next generation be like?
 
 
© The historic J.M. Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, WA was built around 1910. Photo by Bliss B. Jones (1936), courtesy of The Aberdeen Museum of History.
© Adam Kuby, Breaker, 2012
© Adam Kuby, Breaker, 2012
© Adam Kuby, Breaker, 2012
© Adam Kuby, Breaker, 2012
© Adam Kuby, Breaker, 2012

More Information

Artist Website: http://www.adamkuby.com

Project Partners: City of Aberdeen Public Works Department and Arts Commission, Grays Harbor Community Foundation