Passages

Submitted by Ride Art Studio

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Client: City of Brighton

Location: Brighton, CO, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $120,000

Project Team

Artist

Saori Ide

Ride Art Studio

Artist

Jonathan Russell

Ride Art Studio

Overview

This narrative kinetic wind sculpture celebrates the beautiful landscape that surrounds the community and tells the story of Brighton’s agricultural history. Each layer moves with the wind in opposite directions. The colorful patterns describe the Colorado landscape as it rises from the rich soil of the valleys to the bright summits of the Rocky Mountains. The inset LED lighting invites viewers to explore historical iconography and enjoy the visual movements. It stands 20 feet high and is made of stainless steel, power coated stainless steel and LED lights.

Goals

The goal was to create a landmark sculpture that is visible from a distance. One that welcomes residents and visitors alike and celebrates the environment as well as pays homage to the city's agricultural background.

Process

We worked closely with the city's Parks and Recreation Department to create an environment that invites viewers, both young and old, to come relax, linger and enjoy the silent conversation with out sculpture.