David Griggs

"Star Turn", Aluminum, programmed LED lights, 8’ x 20’ x 20’, Designed for the entrance vestibule of the Kansas City Convention Center, this illuminated sculptural chandelier was inspired by the phenomena of “star trails". $100,000

I am a Public Artist based in Denver, and I’ve completed over 65 commissioned works of art throughout the U.S. My work is site-integrated, an approach that utilizes the ability of a site to compliment a work of art both in meaning and in impact.

I hope to delight the viewer with physical and formal elements, but what I’m really looking for is that lucid “a ha!”, that act of recognition when truth is found in humor, when identity and meaning are found in metaphor.

I graduated from the University of Colorado with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. For the last 35 years I have been self-employed as a Public Artist. Recent commissions include projects for Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Toronto, and Washington. I was a consultant for the design and integration of artwork into Denver’s Light Rail system. Other consultancy positions have included projects for Public Housing and for Public Art integration into the redevelopment of a decommissioned Air Force Base.

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