Horses - Thornton, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 57.148 W 104° 59.255
13S E 501060 N 4422480
Quick Description: This installation is near the major highway of I-25 and 144th which is being developed in the northern part of town.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2013 7:21:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ92D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
These primary colored horses are found on a small knoll by the newly developed area that includes the new Cabella's and the future 144th Park-N-Ride lot for the eventual light rail line. The heads of the horses rock in the wind - though it will take a bit of wind as the heads are 1/2' (1.27 cm) plate steel. I tried to get the heads to rock to take video, but they only would rock up and down once.

"Life and art join to reveal a dynamic partnership in the work of Fredrick Prescott. The joy and animation seen in Prescott’s sculptures simultaneously evoke the natural world and it’s imaginary counterpart. As graphically bold and colorful as his pieces are, they always look perfectly at ease in a natural setting, though there is no denying their otherworldly quality.

The dichotomy between the real and the fantastical in Prescott’s artwork leads to the creation of a captivating, multi-dimensional art form. Using the visual and emotional impact of brilliant color on moving steel, the artist produces sculptures reflecting his singular perception of the world around him. His work is seen as a blend of folk art, pop art, and technically advanced construction.

Fredrick Prescott’s childhood experiences have influenced the kinetic animals and landscapes that have become his artistic trademark. Born in Palo Alto in 1949, the oldest son of the chief inventor and owner of the Universal Coin Meter Company, Prescott began working with metal at the age of six. In a playground of band saws, punch presses and metal grinders, he spent countless hours honing the skills he uses to transform metal into art by cutting, bending, and welding. By age twelve, Prescott was enrolled in a watercolor painting class where he immediately developed a passion for color. By both sculpting and painting his artwork, he began his career fascination for bold and colorful metal sculpture.

Since 1974, Prescott has exhibited his work all over the world and created special pieces on commission for both private and corporate collectors, including Walt Disney Co., Porsche, and the Chicago Bulls, among others. Prescott’s larger-than-life sculptures have frequently been installed in public parks and venues where people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy them.

Everything surrounding him in the world serves as a constant inspiration to Fredrick Prescott. The vibrant colors that find their way into his sculptures are drawn from the distinctively electric palette of the contemporary world. The artist’s pieces reflect his experiences, as he transforms them into the half-real, half-fantastic images that are a tangible example of the joy and humor he finds in all that he observes. Whether depicting frenetic street scenes, or the world of animals and nature, all pieces are created from the joyful perspective that the world is humorous and colorful.

Always striving to catch up to the hundreds of ideas constantly whirling inside his head, Prescott overwhelms himself in a frenzy of activity that encompasses every stage of his creative process. His life runs at the fevered pace of an artist who is constantly recreating himself and whose boundless energy and creativity is inspired by all that he hears, sees, touches, and learns. The breadth and ambition of his ideas promise to bring a constant audience for all of his future creations. " (from (visit link) )
Title of Piece: Horses

Artist: Frederick Prescott

Material/Media: Steel painted with acrylic paint

Date of Creation or Placement: 2002

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Cabella's in Thornton

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