Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park
Gateway/Green Valley Ranch
stainless steel; electronics
About This Piece
“True West” by Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf of yetiweurks (Denver, CO) is an 11′ stainless steel, interactive, touch-based sculpture at Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park designed to inspire wonder and collaborative playfulness. This immersive, participatory art is comprised of a larger-than-life overhead compass, with its needle pointing west. Participants will see four stainless steel pad elements, each attached to one of four columns. Once a visitor approaches or touches one of the pads, the compass needle will start turning, drawn in the pad’s direction. Once the participant retreats or leaves the area, the needle slowly finds its way back to west. “True West” reflects artists’ passions to invoke a sense of discovery, play, wonder and learning for children and adults alike.