Client: Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado State Gov
Location: Gunnison, CO, United States
Completion date: 2020
Artwork budget: $25,000
Mad Jack Plumage Installation
Bas relief stained glass mosaic lighted installation
8’ x 15’ x 8″
Art in Public Places:
Colorado Western University, Gunnison Colorado
Public Art Program:
Colorado Creative Industries, In the collection of the State of Colorado
Abstraction of nature’s forms both, flora and fauna are favorites themes in my artwork. The installation of “Mad Jack Plumage” includes 5 large LED lighted stained glass mosaic feathers using Western Colorado University’s mascot of Mad Jack with his feather in his cap as inspiration.
To work with the university to enhance a new building lobby.
We began with the idea of floor mosaics. However, the concrete floor was already poured when I was brought on board and there was no way in the budget to apply the mosaics and not trip over them. So, wall work was designed instead and LED lights applied to shine through and around the feathers.