Artist: Amy Laugesen
Dates: b.1968, Denver, CO
Materials: Concrete and steel
Dimensions: 7' x 16' x 5.5'
Current Location: CityCenter Englewood View in Map Englewood Civic Center
Amy Laugesen created Horizon as a site-specific piece for MOA. Laugesen tries to “use her sculpture to move beyond cultural understanding, blending forms inspired by the Rocky Mountains to create deceptively simple, tactile works of art.” The silhouette of the horses mimics the foothills in the distance. Horses were the primary mode of transportation in the old west, and translate well next to the modern light rail stop. The sculpture also calls to mind the racetrack and carousel horses of Cinderella City that
once stood on this site. The history of Englewood influences this work in other ways. During the sculpture’s construction, the artist found old wheel forms from General Ironworks. These forms were used to manufacture the wheels on trains and mechanical equipment for local industry. Laugesen reused these antique forms to cast the wheels that provide “locomotion” for her horses. Laugesen received her BFA from the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.