The Color Project

Submitted by Darcy Meeker

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Client: Darcy Meeker

Location: Blacksburg, VA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Chris Angileri

ThankQ tech

Client

FloydFest

FloydFest

Artist

Darcy Meeker

Overview

The Color Project TM presents a kinetic art experience of projective, refractive, reflective and absorptive light. We offer a fun approach to exploring color — printing colors (cyan, magenta and yellow) and TV colors (red, green and blue).

We fabricate our sculptures out of industrial grade materials that are waterproof, shatterproof and highly vandalism-resistant.

Our installation includes Lollipops, Benches, a row of framed acrylic mirroring, a Solarium, solar LED lighting and The Chromilluminator photobooth.

The project can have a footprint as small as 4 x 3 feet, or 20 x 20 feet or larger in a library plaza or park.

Goals

The Color Project TM was granted an museum exhibition for April 2019. At the time, we had only completed plans and maquettes.

During the spring and summer of 2018, we applied to a dozen art shows, street fairs, and festivals. My hope for public art events was that we would be juried into a few. Instead, we were chosen for every one, the largest of which was a five day music festival with a twenty thousand person audience. Our season began with a gallery show of eighty fine art works and ended with a youth science festival entertaining 5,000 students.

The installation is modular and easily transportable. Each component stands alone, or in the case of FloydFest, can be installed in full for a LightArt Park.

The design and installation was inspired by the need for one collection of public art that met the diverse requirements of each client in our summer/fall line up and the 2019 museum show.

Process


Additional Information

Our dedication to creating public art experiences that inspire curiosity and deep appreciation of each other’s creative talents has made for a successful and fun collaboration. We have ideas for collaborations with municipalities to increase safety, visibility and functionality using public art. We have plans for temporary public art projects using digital murals as luminous placeholders while more permanent installations are installed. We have recently partnered with Equity Through The Arts. ETTA is a foundation that focuses on creative placemaking, reinventing, sustainability and technology by investing in public art projects.