Woven Window Coverings - Gloria Crouse

Where is it?

Meditation Room

This piece is found near Namkung's Lake Wenatchee in the Meditation Room on the Mezzanine.

About the Art

For the Meditation Room at Sea-Tac, Crouse created a series of six separate woven panels to cover the windows and provide peace and privacy to visitors. Suspended over glass windows, each panel has a similar pattern: a row of circles, ovals, a wide dark band, an open woven band, a narrower band, a row of small circles, a row of short vertical bands, another row of circles, a row of open weave with triangle shapes, a dark band, and a long fringe to finish the panel. The panels resemble macramé shrouds, providing serenity and comfort to those visiting the Meditation Room.

The Details


Gloria Crouse




Fiber sculpture (leather, steel, various synthetic and natural fibers)


Six panels, all measuring 9' 6" high and ranging from 7"- 41" wide

Did you know?

Her training in the fashion industry gave her the tools needed to revitalize an art form that was widely thought to be old-fashioned and "homey."

  • <p>© Gloria Crouse, detail</p>
  • <p>© Gloria Crouse, detail</p>
  • <p>© Gloria Crouse, detail</p>

About the Artist

Crouse applied methods of needlecraft to the art of sculpture to create her beautifully textured tapestries and rugs. Yarn, plastic, paint, ribbons, and metal washers provided the eclectic appeal Crouse desired in her floor and wall compositions.

Short Bio

Gloria was commissioned to create her texturally rich pieces since the formation of Washington’s Percent for Art Program in the 1960s, and her artworks are in public collections such as Weyerhaeuser and Safeco Insurance. She lived on Vashon Island until her passing in 2011.

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Appreciate Crouse's woven artwork? Then check out Ross Palmer Beecher's Pop Can Quilts. Beecher used unexpected materials to create quilted pieces of art, and, like Crouse, integrated methods of sculpture into textile work. Visit Beecher's piece by first following the STQRY link in the Connected Stories module below.

Woven Window Coverings - Gloria Crouse

Six window coverings create a a dimly lit atmosphere that is perfect for introspection.