Olympia artist Kim Merriman has turned a rejection from Olympia’s new City Hall into a gift for herself and the new VA Puget Sound health clinic on American Lake in Tacoma: a triptych painting a light-infused scene of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound in fused glass and brushed aluminum.
Merriman, who worked for 20 years as a portrait photographer and has recently begun working in glass and metal, created the triptych as a submission to the juried selection of art for Olympia’s new City Hall building. The glass piece shows a soaring blue-and-white Mt. Rainier, with sunset …