Big Sky Sunset - CODAworx

Big Sky Sunset

Client: ConocoPhillips

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

artist, creator, fabricator

Chris Natrop

Chris Natrop Studio

Art Consultant

Julie Kinzelman

Kinzelman Art Consulting


A major corporation entrusted me with a commission to craft enduring artwork for their executive C-suite offices. Tasked with infusing the essence of Montana’s flora and fauna, “Big Sky Sunset” materialized as a fictionalized landscape and sunset tableau, embodying the symbolic essence of “big sky country.”


The objective was to create enduring wall art for the CEO's office that exudes sentimentality and contemplation without overpowering the environment.


I employ the non-destructive technique of photo chemical etching to delicately cut the thin metal. Additionally, I've applied paint to the concealed reverse side, enabling nuanced color-infused shadows to emerge.

Additional Information

Permanent site-specific commission Dimensions: 74 x 181 x ½ inches Materials: Mirror polished stainless steel, acid cut, with paintPermanent site-specific commission Location: Private Collection, Houston, TX