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40th and Airport Station - Molly Dilworth

Title of art: Time Present

The metal relief sculpture for the 40th•Airport Station honors the experimentation, innovation and future problem-solving that are critical to the culture of Colorado artist Molly Dilworth said. Watch the amazing time lapse video below of the installation fabrication of her work.


Demiurge worked with Brooklyn-based artist Molly Dilworth to fabricate and install Time Present. Fabricated from aluminum,  the piece spans 50 feet in length, 10 feet in height, 3 feet in depth and has nearly 200 aluminum facets. Five vibrant colors highlight these facets.

For many decades Buckminster Fuller was a frequent visitor to Colorado she said. He was an architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor.

40th and Airport Station Molly Dilworth
Artist Molly Dilworth
Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth," ephemeralization and synergetic.

"The project for the 40th and Airport Station is named 'Time Present' after an article Fuller wrote for Harper's Magazine in 1975," Dilworth said.

The artwork is a horizontal low-relief paint-coated polyhedral sculpture mounted on the façade of the station platform wall. It is fabricated from aluminum, spans 50 feet in length,10 feet in height and 3 feet in depth. It has nearly 200 aluminum facets highlighted by five vibrant colors.

Molly Dilworth is a Brooklyn-based artist who views creative practice as a form of research.

"Using data from a specific site as a structure, I give form to things that invisibly motivate our actions. I have partnered with green building community organizations, climate change activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address our relationship to labor, ethics, history, nature and technology," she said.

Artwork installation at the 40th and Colorado Station
Artwork installed on the wall at the
40th•Airport Station. Courtesy: Demiurge LLC




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