Echoes of the Range

Submitted by Douwe Blumberg

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Client: Adams County Government Center

Location: Brighton, CO, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $120,000

Project Team

Artist

Douwe Blumberg

Douwe Studios

Public Art Agent

Robert Grant

Adams County Visual Arts Commission

Overview

I love the way the art is seen from within and without. The piece possess ever changing “personalities” based upon the viewer’s position and time of day. I am especially desirous here to create an “experiential” work which would invite exploration and interaction.

Goals

This concept utilizes “negative space” as an essential element of the work. This technique increases viewer engagement and interest because their minds are subconsciously involved with completing the “image”. This piece would not feel heavy or block views, yet would completely fill the given space. It is a fusion of abstract and representational styles using an image which is both iconic to the area and universally engaging. This would be a cutting-edge artwork which would still appeal to a wide viewer demographic regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or cultural background.

Process

I was overall conceptual designer and sculptor. I worked closely with the Adams County Visual Arts Commission on this project.