Artist: Jim Hodges
Title: With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work In Progress)
Materials: Mirror Polished Stainless Steel, Dichroic Laminated Acrylic
Commissioning Agency: Aspen Art Museum
Fabrication/Installation: Demiurge LLC
Demiurge recently completed a new public art piece for artist Jim Hodges. The piece was commissioned by the Aspen Art Museum in conjunction with the completion of their new building in downtown Aspen, Colorado. Hodges’ piece consists of 7 foot tall letters fabricated from mirror-polish stainless steel and a specialized Dichroic laminate. Each letter weighs several hundred pounds and requires a specially-designed base which allows them to stand upright without touching the delicate facade of the Shigeru Ban-designed building.
The structure and false back is laid into the letters, forming a seamless whole.
Demiurge produced this piece on an incredibly tight timeline, requiring both our in-house fabricators and external vendors to provide the highest-quality and best service possible to keep everything running on schedule. Fortunately, the exceptional relationships we have forged with these vendors over years of collaboration and many projects paid off as all of our materials and processing requirements were met within extremely limited timeframes. Once the materials were delivered to us, our team of skilled fabricators worked tirelessly in extended and double shifts to to ensure that not only was the piece ready to be installed on time, but that it would meet the high standards of finish quality and precision that are an integral part of every project Demiurge produces.