April 2, 2015

BEST NEW PUBLIC ART (2015) “Connected,” by Christopher Weed

At more than 22 feet high, Christopher Weed’s monumental “Connected” is as tall as, or taller than, Puzzle_MAINnearby buildings, and since it’s on a raised circle in the middle of a roundabout, it seems to soar even higher. Made of 11,000 pounds of stainless steel, the piece takes the form of four giant jigsaw puzzle pieces, one red, the others silver. Weed is a Colorado Springs-based artist who likes to use ubiquitous items as sources for his sculptures; in addition to puzzle pieces, he’s employed paper clips, spores and chairs. The puzzle pieces here have been fitted together, representing the relationship of the various neighborhoods in the area — something that connects “Connected” to Lakewood. (read the article here)