University Village Center, Colorado Springs, CO, 2014
As a part of a series of sculptures at the University Village Center, Take Flight responds to the continuous flow of energy present in the shopping center. The flock of birds rise from the base and spread their wings in a never-ending flight. This movement reflects the uncertain journey in life that sometimes finds us on resting on the ground and, at other times, finds us steady in flight. This project was funded by the generosity of the University Village Center Public Sculpture Scholarship Commission.
Pockets of Time
Heller Center for Arts and Humanities, Colorado Springs, CO, 2013
Located at the historic Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities, Pockets of Time replaces photographs of Larry and Dorthy Heller on their property in the exact location where the photos were taken over 50 years ago. The interactive installation connects the past with the present creating a complex interaction between two moments of time. The present time continues to move forward while the still image of the past remains static. The difficulty aligning the image with the present-day landscape also raises questions of change over time, particularly as it relates to the remodeling of the Heller property following its donation from Dorthy Heller to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The Io Moth
Butterfly Festival, Colorado Springs, CO, 2013
As a part of the Butterfly Festival held at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs, The Io Moth accentuates the beauty of the butterfly's undervalued moth cousin. Native to Colorado, this colorful moth is drawn in large scale to accentuate the magnificence of the tiny creature.
Collaboration with Several Imagination Celebration Volunteers
Citadel Mall, Colorado Springs, CO, 2012
Located in an empty section of a Colorado Springs shopping mall, Colorado Life manifests the flora and fauna of Colorado on a larger-than-life scale. The mural was done in collaboration with several Imagination Celebration volunteers and extends to two floors of the Citadel Mall.
What IF... Festival, Colorado Springs, CO, 2012
Walking Octopus captures the spirit of the annual What IF... Festival with the question: what if an octopus could walk? The 3-D street painting is activated by participants who interact with the friendly 8-legged creature.
Wilson Elementary, Colorado Springs, CO, 2011
Zen Playground re-imagines the childhood play space as a meditative garden. Located at a Colorado Springs elementary school, the ephemeral installation reconsiders the children's sandbox and overall playground as a place where meditation and reflection can occur. In conjunction with the temporary life of the design, an unforeseen snowfall brought the wave pattern to life, accentuating the smooth lines and contemplative spirit of the installation.
What IF...Festival, Colorado Springs, CO, 2011
Inspired by the theme of the annual What IF... Festival, Lion considers the question: what if a lion's mane was burst of color? The street painting uses a variety of colors to turn the ominous king of the jungle into a friendly face.