Crossroads / Encrucijada
6th Avenue and Federal Boulevard
aerosol paint, acrylic paint, LED Lights, solar panels
As a practicing structural engineer in Denver, CO for over 10 years, Nick Geurts has always been infatuated with the use of structural materials to unite form and function. In 2014 he received an honorarium art grant from Burning Man Arts to build a 20ft tall stainless steel interactive musical tree, which was then donated to a local Denver foster care facility. This opportunity was the catalyst of his love for creating large-scale interactive public art with the goal of sharing a sense of child-like wonder with the community. In 2015 he received two additional public art grants. Geurts’ extensive experience with metalworking combined with his knowledge gained as a structural engineer enable his whimsical designs and result in safe, durable and elegant large-scale interactive public art.