For A.W. - Dick Weiss

Where is it?

Satellite Train Station

Heading down from Concourse D to the Satellite Train Station, you will find this piece in the high window walls.

For A.W. - Dick Weiss

A beautifully balanced and powerful piece of stained glass.

  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>© Dick Weiss</p>
  • <p>Photo courtesy of Don Wilson</p>

About the Artist

Seattle-based artist Dick Weiss has used a wide variety of glassmaking techniques and has applied them in ways that touch upon developments in art and glass art history, contemporary political and social events, and personal issues. He is recognized throughout the nation for his large-scale glass in public venues and his gallery and museum collaborations with Walter Lieberman, together forming WD40+.

"In some ways, everyone is a product of their times. My time happened to be the late 1960s into the 70s. Severe abstraction was strong then, and I certainly responded. A black square in a white field feels awfully good to me." – Dick Weiss

Short Bio

Having graduated from Yale with a B.A. in psychology, Dick Weiss, a native of Everett, applied his understanding of the mind and expression to his glass art. In 1997, Weiss acted as a curator at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, working on the exhibition titled "Compelling Tales." Dick Weiss has also taught at Pilchuck Glass School and is a two-time recipient of the Craftsman Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. His collections are held in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

Similar Artwork

Work by Dick Weiss

- Stained-Glass Panels: on display at the Kent Senior Activity Center, these panels provide organic imagery to the building.

- After All, Life is Change: a stained-glass window adding tactility and movement to the 5th Avenue garage near Seattle Center.

At the Airport

Visit another piece by Dick Weiss at the airport. Follow the STQRY link below to learn more about Cow on Its Side.

About the Art

Dick Weiss used an inverted triangle to create a delicately balanced yet powerful image. To emphasize the vibrancy of the artwork, the artist used refracting beveled glass throughout its fourteen sections. His intention was to create an uplifting, joyful feeling and refer to the positive aspects of human power, and, in this case, the ability to create some­thing like today's aircraft. The work is named after the artist's mother, Ann Weiss.

The Details


Dick Weiss




Stained-glass window (beveled glass)


Approximately 24' high x 20' wide

Did you know?

Weiss' use of beveled glass provides shimmering dimension to the piece. The angled edges catch light and disperse it further through the colored glass.