Giant rings pay tribute area agriculture.
Fort Collins artists Todd Kundla and Tim Upham designed an artwork to be installed adjacent to silos near the intersection of Timberline and Prospect roads.
Cascading from the top of one of the remaining three historic silos, this sculpture entitled Ringfall captures a sense of movement and change. The 50 foot tall sculptural piece will serve as a monument to the two historic silos that once stood on this site.
The giant rings of the sculpture serve as a symbolic marker and pay tribute to the agriculture that once dominated the local landscape. The 18′ diameter of the rings is the same as the diameter of a silo, offering the observer an appreciation of their size. The lower two rings of the sculpture will wrap around the sidewalk below, creating an archway for pedestrians and bikers. This unique element gives the passerby the opportunity to travel through and interact with a portal that portrays the scale of the silo rings.
The public can view the original two silos from this site this fall at the new Twin Silo Park in southeast Fort Collins, which was named in their honor.
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[source – Lincoln Center Visual Arts]