NATIVE BEE HOUSE PROJECT "Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the hay used to feed dairy cows. What happens if the bees disappear? It's simple; No bees, no food."
SHADOW LIGHT LENS Don Redman's temporary installation Shadow Light Lens was a monumental sculptural diptych in the Railyard Park. The two marine-grade stainless steel sculptures represents the artist's exploration of creating kinetic responses through an object with no moving parts. As sunlight penetrated the surfaces, the light created an array of two-dimensional shadows.
BLUE GORILLA Don Kennell's Blue Gorilla was commissioned by the Philadelphia Zoo for their Second Nature exhibit. Made of salvaged automotive sheet metal, the 13 foot tall piece highlights the habitat destruction of endangered lowland gorillas. The sculpture depicts a forlorn and melancholy gorilla holding an actual car door. The sculpture is
Doug Mehren's Wheelbarrows installation features eleven powder-coated wheelbarrows with accompanying steel figures, holding a variety of garden tools. The wheelbarrow sculptures are scattered throughout the park's gardens, so visitors can discover them as they explore the park. The installation is intended to engage and surprise park visitors with a delightfully colorful sculpture while they
GREEN COYOTE Don Kennell's 13 ft x 16 ft Green Coyote was temporarily placed in the Railyard Park's picnic circle. The piece is constructed of up-cycled automobile sheet metal and now lives at it's permanent home outside Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return. Don's inspiration for the piece stems from a string
Tierra Encantada Charter School Piano Project Students from Tierra Encantada Charter School sourced and, as a community project, painted and installed four pianos throughout the Park. During the summer, visitors to the Park would stop and spontaneously play the pianos to add music to the environment.
Renga Project The Renga Project was situated in the Railyard Park. Renga is an ancient traditional collaborative form of poetry from Japan. Poets write a short stanzaresponding to what has come before it. The Renga Project was written by 50 New Mexico poets. Each season of the year began with a 6 stanza poem,