Time Present, Molly Dilworth
Demiurge worked with Brooklyn-based artist Molly Dilworth to fabricate and install Time Present. Fabricated from aluminum, the piece spans 50 feet in length, 10 feet in height, 3 feet in depth and has nearly 200 aluminum facets. Five vibrant colors highlight these facets. This work of art was commissioned by the Denver RTD Art-n-Transit program and was part of the grand opening of the "A-Line" a new commuter rail that runs from downtown to the Denver International Airport.
Inspired by contemporary nano-science research at the Colorado School of Mines and experimental dome building in Trinidad and Gardner, the metal relief sculptures for the 40th & Airport station honor the experimentation, innovation and future problem-solving that are critical to the culture of Colorado.
For many decades Buckminster Fuller was a frequent visitor to Colorado she said. He was an architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth," ephemeralization and synergetic. The project for the 40th and Airport Station is named 'Time Present' after an article Fuller wrote for Harper's Magazine in 1975. Using data from a specific site as a structure, I give form to things that invisibly motivate our actions. I have partnered with green building community organizations, climate change activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address our relationship to labor, ethics, history, nature and technology.