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  • Title

    Mine Craft

  • Artist

    Miki Iwasaki

  • Location

    McNichols Civic Center Building

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center

  • Year

    2017

  • Artwork Type

    Architectural Sculpture

  • Material

    stainless steel, glass, LED lights

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About This Piece

Mine Craft is the result of studying of the iconic imagery associated with Colorado. Inspiration was drawn from the geography, industry and global presence of the state, and explored a variety of methods to represent these abstracted elements through the application of the current advancements in fabrication technology. The geography and landscape of Colorado is unique and exceptionally beautiful. Mine Craft uses the topography of the state, cut from a variety of materials embedded with significance to the region and stacks them in order to create an abstracted scale map of Colorado. Decades ago, like many of the states that were on the frontier, Colorado was wild and beautiful and free for the taking. This proposal delves into the increasingly relevant subject of our responsibility to the environment. Conscientious extraction and use of the earth’s resources has implications not just for the residents of the region, but on a much larger, global scale. The striations seen in the piece are intended to represent materials that are locally sourced. The overall design is tactile and nuanced – distinctly modern, both in its formal representation and materiality – and sits in subtle contrast to the neo-classical architecture of the McNichols Building. Mine Craft acts as an invitation to entice visitors into the building to explore its contemporary art exhibitions.