Client: City of Greeley
Location: Greeley, CO, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $10,000
Public Art Agent
City of Greeley
“Alpha Centauri” stands 20' tall and is made with one half inch thick aluminum cut forms. It was fabricated by Sheldon Studioworks in collaboration with McCarthy Fabrication in Orlando, Florida then installed on 8th Avenue in Greeley, Colorado. It is part of the City of Greeley Uptown Tree Program, which aims to develop a Downtown/UNC Art Walk corridor in collaboration with the Community Development’s 8th Avenue improvements and the Downtown Development Authority.
Artist, David Sheldon, submitted his 'tree' design to the national open call for proposals and was selected as a finalist, among seven others, for final fabrication and installation by the City of Greeley.
"Alpha Centauri" is the largest of David Sheldon's 'Skyworks' series of sculptures to be fabricated. From his initial design drawings, vectors were created and a 3' high, steel scale model created by Sheldon. The full scale shapes were cut from .5 inch aluminum sheets and fully assembled by Sheldon and the team at McCarthy Fabrication.