Colorado Rural Highway

Submitted by Colin Selig

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Client: The Town of Ridgway

Location: Ridgway, CO, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $22,950

Project Team

Artist

Colin Selig

Colin Selig Sculpture LLC

Client

Town of Ridgway

Overview

A series of unique pieces of eco-friendly sculptural seating were installed in public locations in the City of Orinda, California.

Goals

A national competition was held to select artists to design and fabricate unique street furnishing elements that enhance the town’s creative identity and its commitment to being ecologically responsible. A collection of six of Colin Selig’s benches were chosen to be installed along the highway, with the intention that their bright colors and unusual shapes grab people’s attention and have them want to stop in town.

Process

The Town of Ridgway in collaboration with a community members selected six unique designs, including benches with and without backs, and selected the colors as well. Some pieces came from the artist's existing inventory while others were fabricated specifically for the commission.