Colors of the Grand Canyon

Daren Redman's avatar Daren Redman

"Colors of the Grand Canyon" will be an installation made with 100 yards of silk and installed at Peaches Bed N Breakfast on 29 Gay Avenue. My ArtPrize 3D textile installation is from a series that I first created at the North Rim at the Grand Canyon, while artist in resident, fall, 2015. Showing and proving that America’s nature is fragile. You are invited to explore and think about the out-of-doors like the Grand Canyon, where I experienced on a three-day hike in solitude and silence. Living and hiking the 24 miles from the north rim to the south rim was an awe-inspiring adventure. I researched how to hike and read about the 1.4 billion years of geology and came up close with it. Once back up to the North Rim and in my artist cabin, these textiles were dyed on site and were created to mimic the colors of the inner canyon. It is a response to being outdoors with the installation instead of the awe inspiring vastness of the Grand Canyon's for 3 weeks and with all of the elements of the heat trying to make the trip without expiring or dying of heat stroke. Very few people get to the bottom of the canyon. Hopefully ArtPrize guests will reach out and within to appreciate nature, as did the artist inside the Grand Canyon.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 30 feet
  • Medium: Textiles
  • Width: 30 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 6 feet