Boat of the Universe by artists Kimmerjae Johnson, was part of the 2015 Art on the Street Program. As such a well loved piece sitting in Festival Plaza, it is generously on loan for a second year. This piece is not eligible for the 2016 People's Choice Award.
Artist: Kimmerjae Johnson
Lafayette, CO Location: Festival Plaza Materials: Glacier Granite (Salida) Price: $37,000
Artists Statement: Stone. When I carve, or even think of carving stone, I feel my brainwaves shift. The energy in my body slows down, grounds itself and opens to what I experience as the voice and motion of Universe.
I am leaving the marks of the different chisels, faces where different quarrying machines and processes have caused the marble to break in different ways, telling us more about the nature of the rock. How it takes a polish is just one of these