Chromatic Harvest

Completion: 2017

Location: Arvada Ridge Commuter Rail Station, Arvada CO

DescriptionChromatic Harvest is inspired by geometric crop rows, reinterpreted in a contemporary way. A vibrant, kaleidoscopic effect connects Arvada’s agricultural past with its dynamic present.

The artwork features agricultural landscapes in an array of abstracted kaleidoscopic compositions. This effect is presented on ‘folded’ ceramic steel panels, to create a lenticular effect that changes with the viewer’s perspective. These folded panels are integrated onto the rail station plaza wall and the east underpass wall. As viewers move by the wall, the imagery shifts between the various kaleidoscopic compositions in a moving gradient. Movement is more than a major narrative theme of this project; the viewer’s own movement becomes part of their experience of the artwork.

From a distance, these kaleidoscopic compositions appear as beautiful and vibrant, geometric patterns. But as viewers approach, commuters discover that the compositions are abstracted from crop row imagery.

Design Optimization/Management: METALAB