Cow on Its Side - Dick Weiss

Cow on Its Side - Dick Weiss

The giant colorful stained-glass piece is not to be missed!

Where is it?

Satellite Train Station

This work is located in the high bay window walls as you take the escalators from Concourse D down to the North Satellite Train Station.

About the Art

This piece of Dick Weiss' is an abstract window mosaic with rows of red, yellow, gray, and white circles of glass. These circles, or rondelles, are laid in a background of gray and white undulating lines. At the tip and base, there are bands of bright blue. On the right of the piece, the form undulates in a row of humps. Each circle of color also has gradations of color within; for example, the center of the yellow circles have swirls of white, and the red circles fade to a lighter tone on the outer edges.

The Details


Dick Weiss


Created in 1988, reconfigured in 2001


Stained-glass window (hand-blown glass set in commercial glass)


Approximately 24' high x 20' wide

Did you know?

The colorful polka dots you see are hand-blown pieces of glass that are set within the commercial double-rolled background. The method of creating these hand-blown glass rondelles is a very precarious one and requires a great amount of spinning a hollow iron rod, using centrifugal force to flatten the hunk of molten glass.

About the Artist

Dick Weiss is an artist who has repeatedly brought innovation to the American Studio Glass movement. He is recognized throughout the nation for his large-scale stained glass in public venues and his gallery and museum collaborations with Walter Lieberman, together forming WD40+.

"Stained glass has been a handmaiden to architecture for hundreds of years. I like that. I like its traditional, hand-built quality. It feels very human." – Dick Weiss

Short Bio

Having graduated from Yale with a B.A. in psychology, Dick Weiss, a native of Everett, Washington, 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

Visit Connected Stories below to learn more about Weiss’ local pieces and his other piece for Sea-Tac, For A.W.

  • <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>