FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCING NEW PUBLIC ART BY SCULPTOR CHRISTOPHER WEED
2009 ART ON THE STREETS
Colorado Springs, CO — July 30, 2009 — Announcing the installation of public art Red Paperclips by artist Christopher Weed in downtown Colorado Springs, located at 111 S. Tejon St. This installation took first place in the 2009 Art on the Streets. It is accessible and open to the public through June, 2010.
Christopher Weed's Red Paperclips, installed at the Plaza of the Rockies in downtown Colorado Springs, consists of 2 larger than life cherry red paperclips, standing 24’ high and weighing 3.5 tons.
Weed's goal was to recreate this simple and elegant shape on a monumental scale, “creating a bit of escapism at a very busy intersection. These lighthearted elements appear to be holding one another up, creating a harmonic state where viewers can lose themselves, if only for a brief moment."
Weed grew up in Philadelphia, PA and earned a fine arts degree from the University of Maryland, studied in Europe for several years, and has installed 16 public art projects in the U.S. since 1998. His Colorado installations include "Opening Doors" at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, named "Best Public Art in Denver" in 2007 by 5280 magazine, and the popular Windswept sculpture at the RTD Dayton Light Rail Station in 2006 and his recent installation of Serenity on the corner of Buchtel and Colorado Blvd in Denver. He has also completed projects in Aurora, Boulder, Fort Collins, Lafayette, and Superior. He is represented at A New Leaf Gallery in San Francisco, CA., and Shidoni Foundry,Shidoni Foundry, Gallery and Sculpture Gardens in Santa Fe, NM