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Roundabout Sculpture
On Monday, April 24th, the Town Council voted 4-1 to accept the Roundabout Sculpture, as described and shown below: 

An anonymous donor working through the Snowmass Community Fund (SCF) approached the Town of Snowmass Village (TOSV) in the fall of 2016 with a generous offer of commissioning and donating a piece of art for the newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of Brush Creek and Wood Road. The donor has commissioned artist Dale Lamphere

Mr. Lamphere has recently developed a clay model of the sculpture they would like to donate to the Town. Using this clay model, a rendering of the sculpture positioned on-site has been generated and provided to the Town for review (as shown below). A complete description of the sculpture and its specifications are also included in a letter from the artist below. 

Take a Look for Yourself:

 Partial Assembly  Sculpture progress photo
 Partial Assembly April, 2017  In progress April, 2017
Vert Rendering  Silver Rendering 
 Clay Model Rendering February, 2017  Rendering with Silver Color Imposed April, 2017
 Steel Texture Sample  Steel Sample 1
 Proposed steel texture 1  Alternative steel textures
The steel samples pictured above are available to you at Town Hall. Stop by to hold, touch, and view the sample in person anytime during business hours:

Snowmass Village Town Hall
130 Kearns Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

360 Video of Clay Model 3/6/2017:

Letter from the Artist:
Dale Claude Lamphere
February 1, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The proposed sculpture, with the working title “Double Black Diamond”, visually distills into abstract form the precipitous speed and balance of downhill skiing. 

Careful consideration was given to the 360-degree location, with the view from the parking at Base Village revealing a graceful curve that resonates with the roofline of the city administration building. Coming up Brush Creek Road, the sculpture echoes the slope of the hillside adjacent to the rock wall with signage, which remains fully visible.

 The sculpture is designed to meet all sight line requirements of its location. The footing resides within the designated unrestricted area on the uphill side of the easement.

“Double Black Diamond” will be created entirely of 316 stainless steel and creek rock, with the following dimensions:  22’6” tall x 11’ wide x 7’ deep.

The sculpture will be constructed according to highest industry standards and fully warrantied for a period of two years. 

I will assist the Town in the design of the footings and base, and deliver and install the sculpture with the assistance of the Town.

The images provided are of a clay model 18 inches tall, and are inadequate to describe the crisp and dynamic character of the final creation. As always, I will continue to refine and develop throughout the process. My goal is to create a sculpture of singular beauty and meaning for the Town of Snowmass.

Please contact me if you have any questions or recommendations.


Dale Claude Lamphere