UCCS student Niki (Nicole) Puigdevall has been hard at work over the past few months creating eleven life-size sculptures of aspen trees for the 10th annual student public sculpture project.
Her work, titled “Seasons Change, We Grow Together,” was installed on June 17, across the street from UCCS at the University Village Center. “It’s a really unique program and this year’s sculpture is a very ambitious scale,” says Matt Barton, associate professor and co-director of the visual art program.
Inspired by her love for public artwork and recent events shaping our society, Puigedevall wanted to create a space for people to connect and enjoy beautiful art. “The aspen trees are a metaphor for the ways we are bound as a society,” says Puigdevall. “Just like the aspen trees are all connected at the roots, we are connected at the roots, and in order to see a bigger change in the world, we all have to individually make the change.”
To learn more about the University Village Center student sculpture project, click here.