Artist: Annette Coleman
Materials: Stainless steel and mild steel
Dimensions: 15′ x 5′ x 4.8′
About Wind Sprite, Zephyr
My inspiration are earths’ elements; fire, water, wind and erosion abstracted. The esthetic of earths landforms, rock formations, clouds and how the weather and time has altered our environment are key elements. Even my metal stands have weathered patina from rain and snow. The juxtaposition of my shinny vibrant stainless steel and plexiglass insets on a patinaed matte metal stand is a striking contrast. I love creating kinetic mosaic sculpture using plexiglass that is cut to shape and installed in conjunction with the stainless metal forms. The undulating forms are interesting from any angle all designed effortlessly to spin in the wind. Even when the landscape becomes grey and subdued my sculptures become bright notes of sparking reflections often with beautiful enamel colors enhancing the forms.
About Annette Coleman
After a career in advertising and marketing for large national brands Annette transitioned seamlessly into her fine art pursuits. Her work is in many established Colorado collections including the Children’s hospital of Denver, Boettcher Foundation, Broomfield Library, Lakewood Civic Center, Colorado Mesa University, Broomfield Health & Services Building, Craig Hospital and the State of Colorado’s Collection. to name a few as well as in the prestigious art collection of Scottsdale Arts. As a Colorado native you can find her outside in all seasons enjoying skiing, hiking and sketching.
Annette’s work is firmly rooted in nature and all of the biodiversity of our planet and those imagined beyond our own. Looking into the sky for inspiration in the stars and looking down into a tide pool for the unique forms all come into play when working in mosaics for public art installations. Elements are also often found in her work, fire, water, wind and air are expressed in abstracted forms and colors. Public engagement in the arts has always been part of Annette’s art practice and helps form the connection to community that is so important to creating a unique sense of place wherever her public art takes her.
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