Thunder Over The Rockies

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Belleview Light Rail Station
Pedestrian Tunnel
Denver, CO • 2007

By gluing 4,000 roadway reflectors to the walls and ceiling of Belleview Station’s pedestrian tunnel, this space became “Thunder Over The Rockies,” the first reflectorized art tunnel in the world. When I visited Denver to do research for this project, I was greeted with a spectacular display of earth, air, fire, and water in a dramatic event of thunder, lightning and rain. The unique convergence of the high plains meeting the Rockies, western culture intertwined with native influences, and the artwork depicting ghosts of herds of wild buffalo running along the freeways is what inspired “Thunder Over The Rockies.”
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