T.I.M.E.-- Cibola County -- Flow

T.I.M.E. - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment – Cibola County - 2016

 

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts, Axle Contemporary, and Grants Mainstreet will commission seven temporary environmentally based artworks to be exhibited in various locations in Grants and Milan, NM. Artworks respond to this year’s theme: FLOW. The opening reception for the project will take place in Grants on Saturday October 8th, 2016. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks on August 26th, Utigard has installed his artwork early. It is up now, and will remain through late November.

 

Ben Utigard

Much of the New Mexican geography was shaped by fiery volcanic geologic processes. The landscape around Grants, NM is no exception. The lava flows, cinder cones, and other volcanic features at El Malpais National Monument all demonstrate the rampant volcanic activity in the area. Utigard has installed numerous fiery red and electric orange painted rocks  in the park's rock gardens, and arranged them in vein and lava flow patterns.

Lava Rocks!

Lava Rocks!

Ben Utigard at El Malpais Visitor Center Grants, NM 2016

Lava Rocks!

Lava Rocks!

Ben Utigard at El Malpais Visitor Center Grants, NM 2016

Lava Rocks!

Lava Rocks!

Ben Utigard at El Malpais Visitor Center Grants, NM 2016

Lava Rocks!

Lava Rocks!

Ben Utigard at El Malpais Visitor Center Grants, NM 2016

Lava Rocks!

Lava Rocks!

Ben Utigard at El Malpais Visitor Center Grants, NM 2016