FLUIDITY, powder coated aluminum, 16 x 22 x 18

This work symbolizes the constant flow of energy throughout the pipeline that Texas Gas Transmission LLC maintains.

The individual lengths of this sculpture turn around on themselves indicating a flow from one point to another. The architecture of the building is classically modern and uses horizontal and vertical lines to suggest stability.

I am taking these lines and angling them incrementally to create curves and a flowing motion. The front view takes on the appearance of the infinity symbol.

Rafe Ropek Berthoud, CO

Professional Vita

Public artist, 1987-present
Art consultant, T-REX Project, Rapid Transit of Denver, Colorado, 2003-present

Selected Public Installations

DAWN FOUNTAIN and THE SUNSHELL, Plaza of the Sun, Aurora Municipal Center, Colorado
Municipal Axis, Civic Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Public seating for Sculpture Garden, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Kinetic atrium sculpture, Loveland Public Library, Colorado
Colorado Symbols Fence, State Capitol, Denver, completion date 2006

Selected Collections

Valmont Park, City of Boulder, Colorado
Aurora Sports Park, Colorado
Poudre Valley Hospital, Ft. Collins, Colorado


BFA, Boston School of Fine Arts, Massachusetts
Art Students League of New York, New York City

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09/30/2005 Design by Jason Hayden and Gary A. Adams

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