• Name


  • Location

    Denver Botanic Gardens

  • Neighborhood

    Cheesman Park

  • Artwork Type

    public sculpture

  • Material

    stainless steel, dichroic glass


Oliver Hess is interested in the hidden infrastructures that support our world, the implicit hierarchies, natural and manufactured, that create the reality that sustains us. His projects attempt to identify and recast these forces through technology and alternative sensual modalities.

Hess was born in Mountain View, California in 1972. He is a designer and an artist. He is the boss of Aperiodic Industries and leads a constantly changing array of architects and artists, scientists and hobbyists to pursue his interest in creating an innovative balance of collaboration, creative insights and technology to improve the man-made and natural environment.

He has collaborated, consulted with, or assisted many people who have inspired his own development and continues to seek projects to further his exploration into new methods of design and building for his own public art and experimental media practice. For years Hess worked with Materials & Applications, where he now holds the title of Director Emeritus after being co-director for several years during which M&A won several awards and critical acclaim.

His new projects include experimental urbanism, conceptual architecture and many interactive artworks.