Commissioning Agency: City of Greeley - Public Art Board
City Center, Greeley Colorado
Dimensions: 24 feet wide x 9 feet high x variable depth
Materials: Digital glaze prints, glazed stoneware
The purpose of this artwork is to recognize and celebrate the new phase of City governing and planning taking place in Greeley CO. We think this artwork creates a thought provoking positive and energetic work of art. The work, its color, its pacing, the shaping offers a certain “cadence”......one that honors the past, shows off the sensibility and spaces of Greeley. Fitting for this new building- the artwork has a bit of a modern feel to it. There is nice contrast to the historical images. There is a positive movement made by the careful geometry of the arcs and how the images are set within this parameter.
The grouping of the 3D relief elements connects to the image work through a variety of means. But overall the top of the piece is interpretive, open to opinion and point of view. These could be another “portrait “of a community, like one of the many visible in the imagery. These relief forms appear somewhat star like as the view toward the foothills from Greeley. Overall the shape suggests the Front Range perhaps. Or they are vessels ready for water, for information for whatever the future holds.