Wayfinding: Located at the very end of Lake Street in the center of town, Pondering Ponderosas with Purpose sits on a billboard in the parking lot next to public access to Gazebo Lake as one of the Green Box Arts Festival’s 2020 featured art installations. The installation will be on view through Labor Day, 2020.
From the highest mountain to the lowest ocean, technology offers a new view of an ancient world. During his Artist in Residence stay in Green Mountain Falls this past February, Oklahoma artist Chad Mount explored concepts involving the marriage of “bleeding-edge” and analog technologies to layer texture, light, and sound across the natural world, using nature and the Colorado Rockies as a canvas.
“Wrapping nature with technology—in a mindful way, in a way that playfully stimulates one’s sense while experiencing art—is my primary goal,” said Mount. “Embracing a strategy of optimism infused with art experiences helps me to reimagine the collective relationship with the natural world.”
Mount’s new work is an examination of the artful ways in which we can harness the newest projection technologies to create art installations. Ideally, the net effect entices observers to re-examine their own personal connections to nature. He works with underlying fractals and sacred geometry that is seen repeated throughout nature—from the micro to the macro, from inner worlds to outer worlds.