American Sculptor Christopher Weed (born 1963) in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The son of a carpenter, as a child he found himself immersed
in his father's studio for hours on end creating both functional and nonfunctional
objects. Weed's artistic success is due in part from his sense of
space and surroundings, overwhelming the viewer through scale, variation
and multiplicity of elements. With this approach, Weed forces the viewer to
reassess their daily lives and values.
Christopher Weed is among the most recognized sculptors in Colorado and
is rapidly achieving national renown. Weed's large-scale work can be found
in myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and
abroad. He currently resides and works in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Weed received his BA from University of Maryland in 1990 with two years
studying in Munich. Over his career he earned a reputation as one of the
region's most influential sculptors, simultaneously creating monumental
works and exhibiting nationally. He's completed over 20 public art
installations since 1999, to include University settings, to bridges over
protected wetlands connecting to light rail stations.
Recent exhibitions include the DeVos Center Place, Grand Rapids Public
Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for the award winning
exhibit Conflict / Resolution, where he was commissioned to create 14
sculptures titled Spores.
As with the best of Weed's art, Spores simultaneously suggests something
playful but threatening, natural yet out-scaled, at once organic and industrial.
Accordingly, the forms at once appear as seed spores, tumbleweeds, thistles,
and nautical mines.
His art is included in the collections of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts
Center, Colorado State University, Colorado University and numerous other
Public institutions, along with corporate and private collections.
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