CHORUS

WESTERLY CREEK PARK                   

ARTIST: THOMAS H. SAYRE (RALEIGH, NC)

COMMISSION: $155,000

INSTALLED: 2010

Walking through the park, one may realize that the natural setting is really not natural in the sense that it is a man-made park with a creek that, until the mid 20th century, was enclosed in a conduit under the east/west runway of the former Stapleton International Airport.

This installation is composed of 19 earthcast vessels on their sides, which are adjacent to circulation nodes between the bridges at East 26th Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. These vessels demonstrate the delicate balance between human interaction and nature. Each of the five nodes features a different grouping of vessels in arrangements that relate to human movement and the movement of the sun – celebrating these intersections. The configurations of Chorus offer a subtle narrative, as if voices were telling the story of Stapleton.