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Art in Public Places Installation

Mark Leichliter was born in Loveland, Colorado and has resided in Fort Collins since 2000. The natural beauty of this region was instrumental in Mark's aesthetic development. The language of the land and its features has guided him toward sculpture as his means of artistic expression.

Much of Mark's work relates to universal subjects such as knowledge, harmony and interconnection. These themes enhance the health of society and therefore share a common goal with the Poudre River Public Library District and its significance to the Fort Collins community.

Growing Together sculpture "Growing Together" is a sculptural allegory depicting three simple, sweeping shapes that merge and diverge as they gain scale. These forms and their interactions are visual metaphors that represent the paths that people take as they learn and grow. The sculpture's intersections symbolize our reliance upon institutions like the Poudre River Public Libraries that enable and encourage this growth process.

Fabricated of 14 gauge 304 alloy stainless steel, "Growing Together" is suspended between the first and second floors of the newly-renovated Old Town Library the largest library in the Poudre River Public Library District. It measures 10 feet in length and features a hand-honed swirl finish, selected for its ability to shimmer in ambient light.

Highlights of Remodel
"Green" Components
Trust Campaign for Enhancements
Art in Public Places
New Answer Center
Webster House Administration Center
History: Vote Campaign

Poudre River Public Library District, 301 Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524, (970) 221-6740
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