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“Portal 1 and Portal 2, 2012"

Announcing the installation of  Public Art “Portal 1 and Portal 2” by artist Christopher Weed in downtown Colorado Springs, located at 111 S. Tejon St. This installation won first place in the 2012 Art on the Streets. It is accessible and open to the public through June 2013.

Christopher Weed's iconic sculptures Portal 1 and Portal 2 are installed at the Plaza of the Rockies in downtown Colorado Springs. Consisting of 2 larger than life, abstract retro televisions, Portal 1 stands 30’ high and weighs over 4 tons.  Portal 2 stands 18’ tall and has incorporated video elements. Weed’s brother Matthew whose life was cut short in July 2011 from Leukemia, created these compelling videos. Matthew’s vision and eye for shooting witty and artistic movies was a great loss for this community. These beautiful videos will run 24 hours a day throughout the 2012 exhibit.

Christopher Weed’s  iconic Exhibit honoring his late brother Matthew, Portal 1 and Portal 2, showing in downtown Colorado Springs at the Plaza of the Rockies. The piece highlights his brother's unique and clever vision through videography . Portal 1, outside of the Plaza of the Rockies, stands over 30 feet high and over 4.5 tons.

Portal 1, Christopher Weed's latest public art installation is currently showing outside of the Plaza of the Rockies in downtown Colorado Springs at 111 South Tejon Street. The massive two-piece exhibit is an homage to Weed's recently deceased brother Matthew, who died suddenly and tragically to Leukemia in July of 2011.

Located inside of the Plaza of the Rockies, Portal 2 stands 18 feet tall, and incorporates Matthew Weed's video work. The Plaza of the Rockies is an excellent location to show these two pieces, as Matt regularly visited the ice rink that used to reside there.

If you're unable to visit Portal 1 and Portal 2 in person in Colorado Springs, please view Matthew's work.

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“Portal 2011"

2011 Christopher Weed Exhibiting at Grand Rapid Public Museum with his installation titled “Portal” for Art Prize 2011.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is curating a rewarding exhibit experience with great, approachable art that is intriguing and distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity, sense of humor and a broad range of emotions. A not-to-be-missed immersive experiences available at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, only during ArtPrize 2011.

Christopher Weed’s  Exibition Titled “Portal” Grand Rapids Public Museum, Art Prize 2011. Overlooking Blue Bridge in the early morning fog.

Christopher Weed’s  Exibition Titled “Portal” Grand Rapids Public Museum, Art Prize 2011. Overlooking Grand Rapids and Blue Bridge as the sun sets.

 Christopher Weed’s  Exibition Titled “Portal” Grand Rapids Public Museum, Art Prize 2011. Overlooking Blue Bridge in the early morning fog

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Christopher Weed’s  Exibition Titled “Portal” Grand Rapids Public Museum, Art Prize 2011. Evening shot Grand Rapids and Blue Bridge in the backdrop.

Spores by Christopher Weed in Colorado Springs outside of the historic Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs.

Closeup of one of fourteen sculptures "Spores" in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the beautiful Fine Arts Center

“Red Paperclips” 2009
These larger-than-life sculptures were part of the 2009 Art on the Streets Exhibition in Colorado, which boasted its largest number of entries and the highest caliber of work from artists across the country and abroad. “Red Paperclips” was awarded first prize. These pieces are 24 feet high, with a combined weight of 3.5 tons. Click images to enlarge view.

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Having received a final coat of paint, the paper clips await transport to the installation site the following morning.

The enormous metal sculptures hang gracefully from the crane, overlooking the Pioneers Museum, a Colorado Springs landmark.

Installation of paper clips at the Plaza of the Rockies in downtown Colorado Springs. Varying site elevation left little room for error in the precise engineering of these sculptures.

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Welding Paperclips to their carefully engineered support plates. At over 3 1/2 tons, special care was taken at every step.

Supports are painted gray upon final installation. The "Red Paperclips" appear almost in a suspended state.

Spores
Temporary outdoor installation at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. View video at right.

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