Central Park Station - Sean O'Meallie
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Title of Art: BALLOON MAN RUNNINGThis is a 12-foot tall sculpture of a balloon-like humanoid that look's like he's running. The sculpture will sit on top of a platform 20 feet above the parking lot. Its highly-visible presence will function as a landmark to guide people to this active transit hub.
"Balloon Man Running" and artist Sean O'Meallie
"The figure of a balloon man running is a fresh representation of "anyman" and can be easily visually resolved by viewers of any age. Its content is humorous and thoughtful," artist Seam O'Meallie said.
O'Meallie is from New Orleans, LA. He studied art at the University of New Orleans. While there, he was assistant to the noted artist, Ida Kohlmeyer. Since 1977 he has lived in Colorado.
O'Meallie taught studio art at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs for nine years and for ten years was a toy inventor based out of New York, NY, creating toy concepts for the international marketplace.
Sculptures and exhibitsO'Meallie's sculptures have been exhibited and toured in the U.S. and Europe. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art & Design in New York, The Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo.
His Cowboy Pajamas, a 20-foot painted bronze sculpture of an abstract cowboy with its guns drawn, is located in downtown Denver.
Artist Sean O'Meallie
In 2011, O'Meallie created The Manitou Chair Project, a half-mile long outdoor installation utilizing the people, townscape and possessions of the residents of Manitou Springs.
His work is included in the college text, Launching The Imagination.
"In my work I usually draw on intellectual, visual and spatial opportunities presented by circumstance to communicate possibility. In this, I employ the semiotics of popular culture, human perception and habituation in self-conscious ways," he said.
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