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dc.contributor.artistWeed, Christopher J.
dc.coverage.spatialAurora (Colo.)
dc.date2006
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-16T20:28:48Z
dc.date.available2016-02-16T20:28:48Z
dc.descriptionLocated in the Research Quad between Academic Office 1 and Research 1 South. Material used: powder coated steel and paint
dc.description.abstractChristopher Weed created the sculpture Opening Doors with three goals in mind. First and foremost, he aimed to create pieces that were large enough to stand on their own without detracting from the surrounding architecture. Secondly, the sculptures would have to draw a connection between the educational and research mission of the facility. Lastly, they needed to be colorful, thoughtful, and humorous in order to add visual relief from the intensity of the activities within the academic walls. As the title suggests, Opening Doors is all about the doors that are opened in our subconscious when people challenge themselves through higher education. The promise of science has also led to opening doors with exciting new discoveries in the biomedical field, unlocking the answers to many diseases. The connection between the both missions of the facility is evident when viewing these playful, creative, and thought-provoking sculptures. "In my work as a sculptor, I use primarily luminous and tactile materials, creating abstract and organic shapes that draw the viewer nearer. My purpose is to overwhelm the observer using size, variation and multiplicity of elements. The intent is not to shock, but to ultimately inspire a sense of awe, transforming the viewer to another place, if even for a brief moment. My style encompasses sheer size and bright colors, embodying a sophisticated, yet child like quality, that creates a bond with both children and adults," Christopher J. Weed. Commissioned for the Anschutz Medical Campus and the citizens of Colorado under the State Public Art Program administered by the Colorado Council on the Arts.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10968/1205
dc.publisherUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Strauss Health Sciences Library
dc.relation.isformatofPrint #M107. Opening Doors. 2006
dc.relation.ispartofAnschutz Medical Campus Photographs
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library
dc.relation.ispartofSeries VII: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Photographs
dc.relation.referencesChristopher J. Weed, Colorado Springs, Colorado. http://christopherweedsculpture.com/opening-doors/
dc.rightsThe artist holds the copyright.
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Colorado. Anschutz Medical Campus
dc.titleOpening Doors
dc.typeArt
dcterms.rights.dplaCopyright not evaluated. https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/


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