The Art of Nature: Outdoor art enlivens the Breckenridge experience
It is horizontal zen in a vertical world. The ”Forest for the Trees” by Colorado’s Steuart Bremner and Terry Talty, brings sculpture to Breckenridge mountain trails. We walked the whole Barney Ford Trail down the mountain, and after miles of vertical pine trees and enchanting vistas, it is certainly startling to encounter something so elegantly intentional. Made of 100% natural materials, the piece will be dismantled at the end of the summer.
The local dead Lodgepole pines were stacked and bound by twine into a symmetrical tapering fence with a large circle cut through the middle. It was a pleasure to look at, walk through, and around this piece. This first annual sculpture project is a result of the Breckenridge Public Art Commission (BPAC) and the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Committee (BOSAC) partnering together to display art that can be enjoyed while hiking or biking on the Moonstone Trail. The two groups are hoping to expand the project to three sculptures and more trails next year.
Pick a great day for a hike. Go to Breckenridge (heading south) turn left on Wellington, right onto Royal Tiger Rd, left onto CR 500, right onto Moonstone then look for the trail posts. Take the downhill trail 50 feet, and be surprised. It’s a nature and culture art project that will provide a striking counterpoint to the athleticism of Breckenridge now, and in the future.