Artistic rendering of Patrick Marold and his proposed sculpture

The Bale

Patrick Marold
Location: Terra plaza

The Bale references the context of the Terra building, while interpreting the literal bale for a reflective sculptural passage. It will provide a recognizable and welcoming feature that reflects surrounding light and shadow conditions.

About the artist

Patrick Marold has been working to bind the physical environment with our perceived orientation for over two decades. Since earning a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997, his artistic development has maintained an intimate connection to landscape, extending the environmental traditions unique to post-minimalism.

Refinement of his practice has been pursued in various locations in America and abroad, including opportunities like that of his early Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland where he began to more fully direct his energies to creating works which utilize spatial dynamics to generate an enhanced perception of light and movement.

Exhibiting widely in galleries and museums, he has earned multiple awards and recognition for his studio works as well as his publicly sited projects. In 2007, Marold received international attention for The Windmill Project, a temporary landscape installation in Vail, Colo., which seeded a local valley with a mass of light-generating turbines committed to capturing and visualizing the choreography of the wind through a unique landscape.

In the last decade he has completed numerous public commissions including the 7-acre installation, Shadow Array, at Denver’s International Airport; as well as the sky and sound work, Solar Drones, located in Canada’s National Music Centre. Diversity in setting, scale, and technical realization have equipped him with the skill and interest to apply his vision across a broad range of sites while preserving a unity of vision.

Marold maintains a studio in Colorado, and continues working toward a means of spatial intercession, inviting the viewer to consider specific conditions of landscape and materials, and their impact on our personal and communal perception.

BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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