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Clear Creek - Federal Station: Addison Karl

Addison Karl's artwork for the retaining wall at the Clear Creek•Federal Station is called "Doradus." It is the kind of art that creates opportunity for onlookers to ponder many different things.

Addison Karl was in Denver to paint the giant mural in July, and at 374 feet long by 22 feet high, it is the largest single piece of artwork in RTD's Art-n-Transit public art collection. Click through the photo gallery below to see this impressive project.

 
"Doradus" by Addison Karl. Photos by: Henrik Haven


"My intent is to integrate art into the existing environment, creating harmony, balance, and adding life to an otherwise colorless wall while also encouraging the viewer to consider space, culture and the larger world," he said.

Artist Addison Karl in front of one of his murals
Artist Addison Karl
"Most of my work is figurative, and I draw inspiration from the surrounding community and content in the form and expression of my subjects. More recently I have explored the connection of the existing architecture and construction of the physical buildings to the work itself. Natural surfaces and extant flaws, such as inset holes and missing bricks, become desirable parts of the canvas."

Addison Karl's art can be seen in public venues and neighborhoods in many places around the world.

"Throughout my travels to Israel, Russia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan, the United States and Europe, I have explored the social construct of individual versus community in my work. Diverse cultures and heritages interest me and I create work as a catalyst for discussing diversity and community," he said.

The mural for the Clear Creek•Federal Station is 374 feet long by 22 feet high. The materials used included:
  • MTN 94s spray paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint sprayer
Clear Creek Federal Station art



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