Superfluidity

Submitted by Mindy Bray

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Client: One Belleview Station, curated by Nine Dot Arts

Location: Denver , CO, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $42,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Hannah Penny

Nine Dot Arts

Artist

Mindy Bray

Overview

This mural is based on imagery of water in motion, from local rivers such as the Platte to public fountains. The shapes reference water as it flows, spills, sprays, and glints in the sun. The term superfluidity is found in fluid dynamics and describes a liquid with no viscosity that can change and respond to its environment rapidly. The piece is about adaptability and how the image moves freely through the architecture, tracing a dynamic path of visual movement.

This piece was commissioned by Nine Dot Arts for their client Prime West development in the new One Belleview Station building at the Belleview light rail station in south Denver. The piece occupies approximately 83 feet of wall space, at 16 feet high, throughout the lobby and vestibule of the building. The piece was painted by hand on site in latex paint, and truly embraces the architecture, with painted elements that spill across walls, ceilings and doors, creating an immersive experience.

Goals

The goals for this piece were to create a three-dimensional experience of the mural piece within the architectural space, and to create a single, integrated image that connects various areas of the lobby. One element of that integration is the use of the touch-screen directory at the entrance. The directory sits within the painted mural image, and, in collaboration with the building project's graphic designers, continues the mural image across the screen as the directory home screen.