Windswept is a public sculpture commission for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) for Denver’s Light Rail project. Colorado voters approved an unprecedented light rail expansion for the Denver Metro area, including funding for public art commissions. Windswept was designed specifically to reference the surrounding nature while connecting the railway station to a pedestrian bridge and a park-n-ride lot. One of Christopher Weed’s design priorities on Windswept was exercising a sensitivity to the protected surrounding wetlands. This particular project was highly politicized as it sits on the borders of three different municipalities. In order to create a successful sculpture here, Christopher Weed worked closely with each city organization, plus the Environmental Protection Agency, to complete the 120’ long array of fifty vertical elements that refer to the local landscape’s dancing foliage.