Art on the Corner: Lady in Red
SCULPTURE: “Lady in Red” is east of Summit Canyon Mountaineering, on the southwest corner of Fifth and Main streets.
ARTIST: Thad Tuin of Grand Junction.
DESCRIPTION: The red steel sculpture stands 67 inches tall. “Lady in Red” features four decoratively curved pieces at its base, and a pole-like section of steel extending from the base, flattening and widening toward the top. The ball-shaped section is cradled at the top of the thin steel. Two peaks are welded to the rounded section and a flat section extends above.
INSPIRATION: “When I think about the essence of the piece, it’s simplicity. It’s meant to be a statement on identity and grace and positive energy,” Tuin said. “The red is a shade of red that ties in with the name. It’s more of a design piece than anything else. It’s more about the form and abstract of the idea.”
PAST ENTRIES: Tuin’s first Art on the Corner piece was “Extreme Remnant” in 2008. He has exhibited art in a number of cities in Colorado and Nevada. “We are fortunate to have the best Art on the Corner exhibitions of any town,” Tuin said. “The quality of artists and sculptures is amazing, and you don’t realize it until you get out there and look around.”