Urban Arts Fund Denver, CO

UAF Diamonds

Proposal to the City of Denver, CO: Our objective is to change the face of this dark corner into a more attractive part of the RiNo Art District in Denver by presenting bold, impactful and most of all colorful art. The lot serves for the Denver B-Cycle organization and has many walls surrounding it that are continually hit with graffiti. With the new mural that wraps around over to the backside of the former motorcycle museum we feel it will serve to be a more functional space with this impactful presentation of art.  The piece of art is designed to be easily repaired in case it gets vandalized due to all the proper designing and planning to get the mural in the range of 18-20 specific colors and the simple nature of the design. The art is designed to be cohesive throughout the whole space making it relative enough to the regular person to know that it is one ‘whole’ art piece rather than a collage of other art or any other subject matter. We are of the opinion with the influx of business, art and people moving into the area that the addition of this mural will impact the street and surrounding areas in very positive ways. The permission has been given to us by the property owners to proceed with our project, at this junction we re just looking for permission from the City of Denver. July 1st 2013.

28th and Larimer 28th and Larimer Mural 28th and Larimer Rendering with obsrtuctions


28 and Larimer


Info about the mural: The mural is designed with 18-20 specific colors. The content is simply an abstract way to describe the surroundings in Colorado and the momentum and future of Denver. The Diamond shapes represent the buildings and the mountains. The Blue sidewalk looking shapes at the bottom of each diamond represent the many roads to take in Denver and the many roads being built currently and what the possibilities of these future roads hold. The perspectives that draw the color inward represent the faster pace that Denver is starting to have and the pulse of a new generation of thinkers. The color bands at the top simply represent the sun and sky that we see everyday in Denver. The Black in the design represents everything else, it is the saturation of all  ‘shapes and colors’ combined. Please keep in mind that this is also a study of color combinations and theories and functional design in art and that this particular design can function in any space and this is an expression of it’s simple design. The intense part about the mural is we intend to cover every contour of the space so that the designs run through all of the cracks and curves of each wall and cover the entire area with paint. For example the east facing wall(backside of former motorcycle museum) has a bay door that the painting will run throughout the indentions of the framework of the bay door making it even more sq. feet to cover.