Client: Downtown Ventures, Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Completion date: 2022
George Berlin Studios
Mountain Majesty, George Berlin’s uniquely dazzling projection story for AdAmAn Alley brilliantly blends inspiring images layered together with an all-new mural painted by world renowned artist El Mac.
The rich light and resplendent colors showcase the mountain region’s vast natural beauty. Lush forest, high prairie, and indigenous flowers grow and bloom before our eyes, and reveal the region’s creatures great and small in action. And of course there are the famous fireworks, shooting into the star studded sky, and reflecting their delightful display and warm glow across the child’s face and ours.
In George’s signature style, Mountain Majesty creates the space and beckons us to blend ourselves into the story. We are touched by a deeper meaning reflected by our own personal life experience. We become emotionally connected standing alongside the child, also struck with wonder and awe, and share fully in this magical celebration of this region’s natural beauty, and the thrill of the AdAmAn Club’s New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacle!
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"Mountain Majesty" is the heart of a new placemaking experience celebrating the magic and beauty of nature and Pikes Peak across an entire city block. Our projection mural draws people in and revitalizes the entire area as a focus of art, and creativity- extending the experience of an already breathtaking mural for social activities and fun into the night.
"Mountain Majesty" is a unique collaboration with painted art by muralist El Mac and projection design from George Berlin Studios creating an entirely new permanent placemaking experience together all day and night in Downtown Colorado Springs.
This first-of-its-kind creative placemaking adventure will entertain, educate and inspire, leaving visitors with an indelible memory of the City at the foot of Pikes Peak. For 100 years, the AdAmAn Club has helped this community further connect with Pikes Peak by presenting an annual midnight fireworks show to ring in the New Year, ignited at the summit and visible throughout the entire Pikes Peak Region. In a time when the Pikes Peak Region is undergoing rapid growth, public art can make a powerful statement about identity and values. The AdAmAn Club exemplifies this region’s spirit of adventure and its perseverance in overcoming adversity, carrying forward tradition while making the club’s mission ever more inclusive. Placemaking elements of AdAmAn Alley will serve as an evocative depiction of our community’s best attributes through the lens of America’s Mountain. ADDITIONAL ARTISTIC ELEMENTS: Murals celebrating the ecology and cultural significance of Pikes Peak, “AdAmAn Alley” gateway arch between, an artistic pavement treatment evoking Barr Trail, AdAmAn Club archival photographs and footage.