PRAIRIE REEF

CENTRAL PARK BOULEVARD MEDIAN                

ARTIST: ERICK JOHNSON (FORT COLLINS, CO)

COMMISSION: $150,000

INSTALLED: 2010

This median project features a large composition of 20-foot-high, kinetic-steel, prairie-grass forms combined with curvilinear lines. The piece depicts wind currents that swirl down from the continental divide. The tall, abstracted prairie grasses are also emblematic of how the high plains move in response to the wind. This artwork spans two medians and serves as a landmark for Stapleton’s south side.