ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Solstice Window, 2000
Artworks: Installation

Artist
Scott Parsons
Collection
State of Colorado Public Art
Owner
Fort Lewis College
Materials
Precast concrete
Dates
  • Installed, 2000
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Description
Artist Scott Parsons drew upon many inspirations to create “Solstice Window,” a piece that is integrated with the architectural design for the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Ancient iconography at ancestral Pueblo sites, spirals carvings found by archeologists, and patterns of sunlight and shadow in Colorado’s arid landscape all played a role in this work.

The window weighs roughly 800 pounds. The spiral opening through the block itself is ¾ of an inch wide. Sunligh...
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Location
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
United States

Fort Lewis College, Center for Southwest Studies
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