Here we present the second installment of our visit with local sculptor and UCCS Art Professor Matt Barton at his jaw dropping home/art studio/compound tucked away in the forest south of Cheyenne Canyon off Highway 115. If you haven’t seen Barton’s super-natural (hyper-natural?) multi-media installations/club houses/forts/Peter Pan parties, you should definitely have a look at some of his work at his website HERE for a taste of how his sculpture extends seamlessly from his living environment. Despite the fact that acreage is, as Barton describes it, “an Ewok village in progress,” the place is charmed with his playful touch at every turn, and has that rare feeling that nothing–not even a dessicated lizard–is out of place.

Click HERE to watch Part I.

(We love your feedback! Please leave comments below and email us your ideas for more Big Somethings at thebigsomething@krcc.org. Thanks!)

 

5 Responses to Studio Visit with Matt Barton, Part II: The Other Tower, The Airplane Hangar, The Sauna, and The Dome

  1. Once again, insanely awesome. I must hatch a plan to get Matt to contribute something to my Apogaea camp this year.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Yes! get this man his own Bill Conti soundtrack!! Andy Goldsworthy would be proud…

  3. hannahfriend says:

    Wow, that is one lucky kid to have a dad who builds such fun stuff.

  4. Evan says:

    White Trash Art?

News

Flickr
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you’ll get a QR code to scan for “mobile digital experiences.” Cracker Jack fans aren’t amused.
 

Science Source
April 29, 2016 | NPR · During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
 

AP
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
 

Arts & Life

AP
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
 

April 29, 2016 | FA · A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says Elvis & Nixon “shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity.”
 

FOX
April 29, 2016 | NPR · This week, the roundtable discusses the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Stephen Thompson sits down with Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
April 29, 2016 | NPR · With an assist from the master of California mellow, the Montreal-based producer embodies that all-purpose millennial watchword: chill.
 

April 29, 2016 | FA · A range of musicians, including Tom Waits and Sinéad O’Connor, cover gospel-blues performer Johnson on a new tribute album. Critic Milo Miles says the record’s tracks are striking and inventive.
 

Todd Cole
April 29, 2016 | NPR · The electronic musician has been turning traditional song structures inside out for nearly 20 years. On this +1 he explains how he breathes life into an artificial sonic world.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab