Lone Tree installs public artwork by artists Parson and Roth Cooper
As part of the City of Lone Tree’s public Art on Loan program, artists Collin Parson and Jodie Roth Cooper have been selected to develop a work to be installed on the green at the Lone Tree Arts Center. A groundbreaking ceremony with city council scheduled for Tuesday April 20 was canceled after heavy snowfall.
The sculpture, Tuono, which means thunderclap in Latin, combines two of each artist’s iconic materials: mirror-polished stainless steel by Parson and Corten steel by Cooper. Influenced and informed by the cantilevered roof of the Lone Tree Arts Center, the piece measures approximately 17 ‘x 5’ x 4 ‘and is primarily created from laser-cut Corten steel, then welded with a material of mirror polished stainless steel bracket. The effect of mirror polished stainless steel gives the massive Corten steel components a balanced or floating appearance in space. Tuono will remain on display at the Lone Tree Arts Center for a year as part of the city’s Art on Loan program.
“We are honored to be able to bring this remarkable work of art to the City. Public art is very important to our community, and we are delighted to offer residents the opportunity to enjoy this work of art when they stop by the Lone Tree Arts Center for a show or take a walk in the area. by visiting nearby restaurants and retailers, ”said Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet.
Jodie Roth Cooper is an artist and designer, currently working and residing in Denver, Colorado. He received his Masters in Architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 2013. Born in London in 1980, he moved to Saratoga Springs, NY in 1999 to attend Skidmore College and has lived, worked and traveled to United States. since. Jodie’s undergraduate study focused on metallurgy and 3D modeling. The breadth and scope of his work has grown over the years and he now focuses on sculpture and installation art as well as architectural design. Although there is great satisfaction in designing objects and functional elements, Jodie is most enthusiastic about blurring the lines of art and design in order to create elements that not only serve a pedestrian function, but also serve to create a memorable experience, whether physical or emotional. Jodie’s intention is to create an experience
for others through his work and not to impose a narrative.
Originally from Denver, Collin Parson is currently Galleries Director and Curator of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colo. He is a former member of the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative and recently concluded an art residency at RedLine Denver. An arts administrator, artist, curator and designer, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with a major in Lighting and Stage Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master of Arts in Culture. Regis Visual and Arts Administration. University of Denver. His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and spatial works. He has had the privilege of jury of numerous festivals and art exhibitions and received all the prizes and distinctions for his conservation projects. He was awarded 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword in 2013 and featured in Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the area’s art community helped Collin long before his professional career began. Growing up in a family of artists, Collin takes pride in carrying on creative traditions.