Patrick Marold
Patrick Marold has been working as an artist and primarily a sculptor since earning a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. His artistic development has consistently maintained an intimate connection to landscape, galvanizing our relationship with the environment through sculpture and spatial intercessions. Refinement of his practice has been pursued in locations in North America and abroad through numerous commissions and exhibitions. In 1998 the artist studied and apprenticed under the British sculptor and site-specific installation artist, Andy Goldsworthy. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a 2000 Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland where he began to more fully direct his energies towards creating works that utilize spatial dynamics to generate an enhanced perception of light and movement.

One of Marold’s recent Colorado public art commissions, Shadow Array, completed in 2016 is located at the Denver International Airport. A monumental exterior sculptural installation consisting of salvaged beetle-kill spruce logs that engages the viewer with the western sun through its dynamic cast shadows. Another recent commission, Solar Drones was installed at Canada’s National Music Centre. The sculpture blends the characteristics of the Calgary sky with the interior of the new building through a visual and acoustic experience constructed from flood damaged pianos.

In 2007, Marold received international attention for The Windmill Project, a temporary landscape installation in Vail, Colorado, which seeded a local valley with a mass of lightgenerating turbines committed to capturing and visualizing the choreography of the wind through a unique landscape. Diversity in setting, scale, and technical realization has provided Marold with the opportunities to apply his vision across a broad range of sites while preserving a unity of vision.

Marold maintains a studio Denver, and continues working to invite the viewer to consider new orientations of space, materials, physical forces, and their impact on personal and communal perception.

Shadow Array, 2015 Denver International Airport |
Click here to see Video of the sculpture during the day and at nighttime with lighting.

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