Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thursday, July 30 will mark the installation of Harlan Mosher's sculptures in the roundabout at Canyon View

Harlan Mosher,   gifted artist and engineer, has created another wonderful artwork to be installed as a public work of art. Watch for this event to be published on this news site.
The photos in this article, showing  the maquettes created by Mosher, in the planning the final pieces for the installation, give an idea of what the art work will look when placed.  Travelers on I-70 will be treated to this monumental work of art as they approach from east or west and pass under the overpass which is the site of the work.

According to Allison Sarmo, Arts and Culture Comission Director, Loma sculptor, Mosher will install two new 30 foot tall stained aluminum sculptures in the roundabouts at I-70 and 24 Road on Tuesday, July 28 starting at 7:00 a.m.  The City of Grand Junction commissioned Mosher to create the artwork through a competitive process, having looked at several proposals for monumental artat that location.  The 24 Road interchange is a major entrance to Grand Junction and the city's aim is to create a distinctive and unique entry feature as a gateway to the community.


Mosher's new sculptures were inspired by the topography surrounding Grand Junction and reflect the scenic characteristics of the Colorado National Monument, but are done in stained metal geometric forms.

 Mosher began his artistic career as a professional potter, exhibiting and selling work throughout Colorado and Utah.  After learning welding and fabrication, he has spent almost 30 years concentrating his creative energy on architectural metals and large sculpture. He was one of the original Art on the Corner artists when the exhibit was first organized in 1984.

In 1985 Mosher was commissioned by the Downtown Development Authority to design andbuild a sculptural water feature for downtown.  His stainless steel fountain entitled"Mesa, Monoliths, and Monuments" is in front of the Dalby Wendland Buildingat 5th and Main.  His 1990 Art on the Corner piece "Arches" was purchased by Richard and Patrene Rice and is on permanent loan to the Art on the Corner collection and located in front of City Hall.  He also did a sculpture for the Western Colorado Community College, and has pieces in Lawrence, Kansas; Naples, Florida; and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Mosher has sculptures currently displayed in Florida, New Mexico

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