My primary goal in making art for public spaces is to create work that engages with space and thoughtfully relates to the history and community it resides. Beyond this intrinsic connection to place, my work explores how ideas shift and change when moved between physical and digital spaces. Each working environment has strengths and weaknesses; some tasks that are easily accomplished in real materials become incredibly cumbersome in a digital realm, while the reverse is also true. In addition to having its own strong suits, each working method has a specific personality for shaping the work, and these particular tendencies carry through as details unique to each process. The physical object ends up being a snapshot of the history of information about its making, a window into different environments, and a form of material data storage.
Artist: Duncan Parks from Denver, CO
Location: W. Cannon St. & S. Public Road, Northeast corner
Materials: Steel, Copper coating with patina, clear coat finish