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Iliff Station - Gordon Huether

The art at the Iliff Station on the I-225 Rail "R" Line will consist of two sculptures.

Iliff Station platform sculpture
Iliff Station platform sculpture
A monumental sculpture will be placed close to the light rail station platform. A smaller, complementary sculpture will be next to the parking garage.

Artist Gordon Huether
Gordon Huether
The artist, Gordon Huether of Napa, California, has 30 years experience creating site-specific large-scale artwork. "The rewarding experience of creating work that brings storytelling and beauty into publicly shared spaces has resulted in more than 60 international public art commissions," he said.

"With every commission my goal is to establish a connection with the viewer by including them in the visual dialogue between the art and their experience at the site," Huether said.

Iliff Station parking garage art
Iliff Station parking garage sculpture
"When developing a concept, I focus on content that tells a story, either directly or inferred, about the place, the community and people using the site, creating a connection between the person, the environment and the art," he added.

The thought processes the artists use to develop their concepts for RTD's new rail stations are always interesting. Huether's is no exception.

His art for the Iliff Station will use color, motion and light with a number of goals in mind:
  • Contribute to the development of the Iliff neighborhood
  • Support the economic vitality of the area
  • Enrich the experience of the community
  • Engage the community
  • Communicate and increase civic pride
  • Create a sense of place
  • Create a kinetic and monumental sculptural presence for the neighborhood
He's using anodized aluminum, dichroic glass and LED lights as his media for the Iliff Station art.



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