Hopper Hollow Park

Submitted by Kendra Fleischman

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Client: City of Wheat Ridge

Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $30,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Bronze Services of Loveland

Public Art Agent

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation

City of Wheat Ridge

Artist

Kendra Fleischman

Overview

“Truth” represents the balancing and measuring of what is fact and what is fiction. The abstracted figures are made of cast bronze in a limited edition of 5. The piece sits measures a little over seven feet wide by three feet deep and 5 feet tall.

Goals

Hopper Hollow park was designed for the enjoyment of citizens of all ages. Within the park are two play grounds and a walking path. The parks and recreation coordinator wanted to include a sculpture in a quieter section of the park for people to sit and enjoy. "Truth" was a perfect fit for the location.

Process

For this location, the city of Wheat Ridge, CO contacted me with a request for large sculptures that were already cast and ready to install. I worked with their arts coordinator on choosing the right sculpture for the location based on aesthetics, durability and safety. I also helped the landscape designer and installation crew with the design of the large pedestal and final install of this piece.