Two years ago, over 200 Colorado artists submitted artwork to the Westin for consideration in the 519 room Gensler-designed hotel under construction at the Denver International Airport. The selection committee was looking for contemporary art that represented nature in the West. The philosophy behind the hotel’s interior design was intriguing:
“Our well-being is affected by an innate need to connect with nature and link to the natural world. Accents and design details in the hotel are inspired by the natural world—recalling abstracted biomorphic shapes, textures, materials and themes (fractals, geologic patterning and micropatterning).” (Source: DIA Art & Culture Program)
In July 2013, I was selected as one of 10 artists to have their art featured in the private rooms and corridors of this notable hotel. Their mission statement spoke to me and seemed like a good fit for my photography. I was thrilled when five of my images were chosen for this beautiful hotel.
Over two years later, the Westin’s thoughtfully planned hotel will open on November 19, 2015. DIA is hosting room previews and festivities on November 14th and 15th.
Also of interest is the incredible sculpture by Patrick Marold of Denver, CO. He has created a $1.5m large scale public space sculpture out of 250 beetle-kill logs from Southern Colorado. Patrick’s work is truly inspiring: http://patrickmarold.com
. His appreciation of reclaimed materials speaks to the genesis of my photography and I’m honored to be part of a facility dedicated to the renewal experience of nature.
Here’s a sneak preview of what they selected:
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