Deana Miller City of Aurora - Art in Public Places
Robert Malouff, PE
This herd of thirteen wild horse silhouettes is installed at the front entrance of the Star K Ranch for the Morrison Nature Center. Dimensions: Life size Material: Cor-ten and stainless steel.
Integration was the keyword for this project. The idea of placing an artwork at this nature center, morphed and grew in my mind to a calling to “infuse” the site with art and movement. The introduction of fine art to this site was important as it immediately sets the “tone” of your visit as you park by the visitors’ center and you interact with this installation.
Much collaboration was required to ensure proper flow of visitors and viewing of the work and that it would not impede the use of the area whatsoever. There were also many “native plant” considerations in the area that required great care from me and my team.
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