The following post was originally written in 2014, just prior to the opening of a group sculpture exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens. It’s primarily a photo essay focusing on the creation of artist and Colorado College Professor Emeritus Carl Reed’s contribution, and one of my favorite posts to work on (as well as the one which necessarily took the most time). All of the work-in-progress and installation photos were taken by yours truly either at the Colorado College Art Department’s 3D Arts Shop, where Reed fabricated the work, or at the Denver Botanic Gardens, where he and I installed it.
The Denver Botanic Gardens will soon be highlighting the artistic work of twelve Colorado sculptors in an outdoor exhibit entitled Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture.
Opening May 4 at 9 am and running through January 12, 2014, the exhibition showcases the work of artists Emmett Culligan, Kim Dickey, Linda Fleming, Nancy Lovendahl, Terry Maker, Robert Mangold, Patrick Marold, Andy Miller, Pard Morrison, Carl Reed, Yoshitomo Saito, and James Surls, in cooperation with Goodwin Fine Art, Robischon Gallery, and the William Havu Gallery. Supporting the exhibition are UMB Bank, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Today I primarily regard the work of participating sculptor Carl Reed, Professor of Art, Emeritus at the Colorado College, and frequent summer workshop instructor at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, who has just completed a sculpture titled Water Ring with Outliers, consisting of three separate elements created and placed specifically for a site in the gardens.
All of the following photos were taken either at the Colorado College Art Department’s 3D Arts Shop, where Reed fabricated the work, or at the Denver Botanic Gardens, where he recently installed it.